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Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Fisheries Sector Report (English)

Fisheries and aquaculture make a significant contribution to Myanmar's economy. The fisheries sector contributes roughly 2 percent of Myanmar's gross domestic product (GDP), 50 percent of animal protein consumption, 6 percent of employment—rising to as high as 34 percent in some coastal areas—and up to 56 percent of state/regional government revenue. Marine fisheries, freshwater fisheries, and aquaculture contribute to production in roughly equal proportions, for a total annual production of 3 million tons. Fisheries' contributions to economic output and employment in Myanmar still lag behind other countries in the region. For instance, the aquaculture sector alone contributes more to the GDP of Bangladesh and Vietnam (at more than 3 percent and more than 5 percent, respectively) than the entire fisheries sector's contribution to GDP in Myanmar. There is a scarcity of scientific data on which to base the management of Myanmar's fisheries. Official catch estimates show an inexorable rise in marine fisheries' production, but these are contradicted by stock assessment data suggesting that between 1979 and 2013 pelagic stocks fell by as much as 90 percent and demersal stocks by around 50 percent.

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  • Author

    Fodor,Martin, Ling,Stephen

  • Document Date

    2019/06/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    137629

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Myanmar,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2019/06/10

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Fisheries Sector Report

  • Keywords

    aquaculture; Fisheries; marine fishery; small and medium enterprise; access to formal credit; infrastructure needs; access to diagnostic services; danish international development; high rates of interest; marine capture fishery production; occupational safety and health; economic and financial analysis; freshwater fishery; fishery sector; contribution of aquaculture; Fish Farm; inland fishery; legal framework; gross domestic product; per capita consumption; vessel monitoring system; polymerase chain reaction; aquaculture production; market access; fish pond; geographic information system; unstable power supply; food safety standard; carrying capacity analysis; animal source food; public service delivery; Water and Land; burmese kyat; rate of growth; environmental carrying capacity; Natural Resource Management; protection of wetland; right to ownership; diversity of species; marine fishery production; quality management system; foreign investment capital; freshwater fish specie; combination of factor; water quality monitoring; absence of access; Inland Fish Farms; impacts on biodiversity; offshore fishing grounds; lack of equipment; animal protein consumption; demand for good; access to training; Water Resource Management; coral reef ecosystem; survey of fish; fisheries and aquaculture; destruction of mangrove; management of water; production of fish; inshore fishery; national gdp; offshore fishery; shrimp production; fishing gear; large farm; coastal area; stock assessment; fish stock; export earnings; shrimp farming; government revenue; aquaculture development; inland aquaculture; official statistic; farm fish; fishery governance; migration route; fishery management; Fish Farming; variable cost; export market; institutional framework; survey data; farm productivity; coastal ecosystem; average yield; informal credit; satellite image; fish farmer; basic infrastructure; inshore fishing; small-scale fishery; aquatic habitat; fish production; land concession; large fish; public revenue; average production; satellite imagery; fish species; license fee; coastal state; brackish water; production cost; indirect value

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Fodor,Martin Ling,Stephen

Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Fisheries Sector Report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/288491560183163331/Myanmar-Country-Environmental-Analysis-Sustainability-Peace-and-Prosperity-Forests-Fisheries-and-Environmental-Management-Fisheries-Sector-Report