Myanmar to release over 100 million fish fingerlings for resources conservation

  • Myanmar
  • Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

YANGON, June 10 (Xinhua): Myanmar has planned to release 101.5 million fish fingerlings in fiscal year 2023-24 for fish resources conservation, a Department of Fisheries official has said.

"The release of fish fingerlings will result in an abundance of fish resources. Additionally, this measure will facilitate local residents in easily catching fish," U Aung Naing Oo, director of the department, told Xinhua.

"We have released fish into rivers and creeks that are part of their natural habitats, allowing the public to enjoy fishing opportunities, rather than confining them to dams and reservoirs," he said.

"Previously, we used to release fish fingerlings measuring just 1 inch in size. However, due to their small size and limited chances of survival, we have now shifted to releasing fingerlings that are 2 inches in size," he added.

Fisheries department data showed Myanmar in fiscal year 2022-23 released over 106 million fish fingerlings into rivers and creeks across the Southeast Asian country. - Xinhua

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Myanmar , Fish Supply , Food Stock Up


Next In Aseanplus News

Indian Wushu team devastated after visa issue blocks athletes from Hangzhou Asian Games
China rule in pool and beyond on first day of Asian Games in Hangzhou
Driver killed as van with nine tourists plunges into Penang ravine
Suspect nabbed over grisly Lahad Datu child murder
Police to record Howard Lee's statement over Quran interpretation
Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (Sept 24, 2023)
MCA polls: Dr Wee remains as party president
China's young star Pan is the fastest swimmer in Asia; sets new Asian record to win men's 100m freestyle gold
King cobra toils for at least seven hours to eat snake at Singapore's Mandai Wildlife Reserve
Motor racing-Hamilton says next six months are crucial for Mercedes

Others Also Read