Fishing, a major industry in impoverished Arakan State, has been in a long decline, pushing many coastal communities into debt.
Join the Roadshow team as they meet the Moken— some still sailing now-troubled waters, others making a new life as fish out of water on both sides of Burma’s border with Thailand.
Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of the Taungthaman lake on two separate occasions over the past month, signalling a deeply unhealthy natural environment.
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The Myanmar Fish Farmers Association (MFFA) has called for a national-level workshop to discuss the decline of fish stocks.
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Fishermen in Arakan State are being pushed out of their fishing grounds by bigger foreign commercial vessels. The fishing industry has grown unchecked and unregulated for 30 years and fish stocks have depleted significantly.
The Irrawaddy Dolphins are being threatened with extinction by the practice of “electrofishing”, which provides high yields for individual fishers at the expense of the natural environment.
Dec 4, 2008 (DVB), Despite claims by ministers that the global economic crisis would not affect Burma, exports of marine products have halved recently and prices have also come down.[…]
Aug 14, 2008 (DVB), A new scheme by local authorities in Lappadan township in Tharwaddy province, Bago division, to put fishing permits up for auction has left local villagers unable[…]