Small-scale aquaculture of wild fish in Myanmar: A preliminary report from the Bago Region

Soe Min Ooo and Kenneth T. MacKay | 9 April 2018 | 38 Downloads | .pdf | 1.43 MB | Tags: Livelihoods and social issues, Myanmar

Myanmar aquaculture has previously been considered to be medium to large scale with little to no small-scale aquaculture. Here we report on an indigenous small-scale aquaculture system in Myanmar based on natural monsoon stocking of rice fields with wild fish, which are subsequently trapped, fed and grown out, with a portion used as broodstock to supplement the next years production. The practice is widespread and interviews suggest that it has been in place for at least 40 years.

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