Stock enhancement activities in the Union of Myanmar
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Presented in the paper are the stock enhancement programs of the Union of Myanmar which is being implemented by the Department of Fisheries. The State’s vision is to assist the national economy by promoting livelihood programs for rural people through the development of the fisheries sector. To achieve such goal, one of the major activities is to undertake a stock enhancement program which has been implemented since 1983. The DOF subsidizes the annual seeding of freshwater fish and prawns into natural waters. Species used in seeding include common carp (Cyprinus carpio), tilapia (Oreochromis), rohu (Labeo rohita), catla (Catla catla), and featherbacks fish (Notopteridae), freshwater prawn Macrobrachium and tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon. Activities include annual stocking of seeds in the Ayeyarwaddy River and its tributaries, lakes, reservoirs, dams and other bodies of water.
Win, K. M. (2006). Stock enhancement activities in the Union of Myanmar. In J. H. Primavera, E. T. Quinitio, & M. R. R. Eguia (Eds.), Proceedings of the Regional Technical Consultation on Stock Enhancement for Threatened Species of International Concern, Iloilo City, Philippines, 13-15 July 2005 (pp. 117-120). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
Stocking (organisms); Stocks; Depleted stocks; Fishery resources; Stock assessment; Overexploitation; Rare species; Protected resources; Threatened species; Vulnerable species; Resource management; Habitat; Habitat improvement; Livelihoods; Myanmar; Oreochromis; Macrobrachium; Penaeus monodon; Cyprinus carpio; Labeo rohita; Catla catla
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