Freshwater shrimp pilot project suggests promise

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Shrimp indigenous to Rakhine State will be offered in markets in exceptional components of Myanmar after the check breeding of a regional species used to be successful.

The Rakhine State Fisheries Department bred a significantly endangered freshwater shrimp species indigenous to Rakhine State on a trial groundwork closing year, and the challenge proved to be successful, director U Thet Oo of the country fisheries branch steered Arakan News.

“In exceptional areas and states, there are no more pure breeds of freshwater shrimps due to overfishing and additionally due to the fact they mate with exceptional species. Indigenous species have give up up rare.
However, there are however pure indigenous species in Kyauktaw and Mrauk-U in Arakan State. So, we are farming higher and diagram to promote in markets outdoor Rakhine State if there is enough furnish in Rakhine State,” he said.

The freshwater shrimp produced from hatcheries ultimate 12 months are moreover being bred in grow-out ponds, and the surplus used to be presented to markets in extraordinary aspects of the u.s. on a trial basis, stated U Thet Oo.

Saltwater shrimp hatcheries have moreover been recommended to farm freshwater shrimp fries at some stage in the spoil from saltwater shrimp farming, he said.

“During the first yr of the trial project, we ought to totally hatch 120,000 fries, then again subsequent year, we ought to hatch nearly 2 million fries, alternatively entirely 1 million survived due to wastage. And we furnished 300,000 of them to distinct factors of the country. We design to produce at least two million fries subsequent year,” cited U Thet Oo.

People have tons much less endeavor in farm animals farming in Arakan State, and the agency totally commenced out to entice activity from youthful people in 2020, on the other hand there are though completely a few cattle breeders, referred to businessman U Khine Mg Gyi .

“It is right information that freshwater shrimp can be farmed in Rakhine State. If regional businessmen do this commercial organization properly, there will be massive income for them,” he said.

Potential breeders can contact the Arakan State Fisheries Department to purchase shrimp fries. Saltwater shrimps are farmed in Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw, Pauktaw and Sittwe townships.