Mystery illess wreaks havoc for shrimp industry

Burma’s shrimp industry is being threatened by an unknown disease that causes the death of the crustaceans in their early stages. Along with Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia, shrimp farms in Burma have been affected for more than two years, according to Hnin Oo of the Myanmar Fisheries Federation, who says that the losses are putting off investors. Experiments are being carried out to find the cause. The industry’s 2014-15 profits are expected to be US$80 million less than last year, according to Myanmar Business Today.