Governing Myanmar’s inland fisheries: looking for the right balance

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Traditional fish sun drying rack along the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar
With an extraordinary diversity of ecosystems and fish species, Myanmar ranks among the top-ten fish producers globally. Yet, there is an acute dearth of information on the country’s fisheries. This is particularly inconsistent with the important role of fish for food and nutrition security, being second to rice in terms of food expenditure by Myanmar people.