Nutrition-sensitive fish production in Bangladesh: Potential approach for Myanmar?

Quennie Rizaldo -

Women harvesting mola in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo by Yousuf Tushar.

In Myanmar, fish is an important food in the diet, with an annual average national intake of 21 kilograms per capita. An increasing demand for fish has boosted aquaculture, which has grown rapidly in the last 20 years. However, there are geographical disparities in fish supply and consumption, with a low consumption of 8.5 kilograms per capita per year in distant, hilly and mountainous regions.

Improved breeds show increased potential for aquaculture

John Benzie -

WorldFish work to strengthen the technological foundations of aquaculture made major advances in 2017, with the release of new generations of improved fish lines and the development of molecular markers to facilitate future breeding work.