This brief presents options for enhancing the contributions that aquaculture can make to inclusive growth, rural development and food security. It provides information about:
The status and significance of Myanmar’s aquaculture; and
Options for unlocking the huge potential of aquaculture to raise rural incomes, create jobs and support national food security.
This brief presents an overview of issues affecting offshore fisheries in Myanmar. It describes:
1.The need for improved marine governance and partnerships to rebuild offshore fish stocks;
2.The social and economic value of a sustainably managed offshore fishery for the people of Myanmar;
3.Opportunities to strengthen laws and institutional capacities for sustainable management of fisheries.
The Myanmar Fishery Partnership (MFP) is an initiative to assist the Myanmar government in strengthening effective collaboration for the sustainable
development of Myanmar’s fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Dr Reuben Sulu, Dr Anne-Maree Schwarz, Dr Michael Phillips, Dr Ramesh Perera and Dr Tim Pickering
co-authors/ contributors/ collaborators
Mr Daykin Harohau, Mr Simon Vuto, Ms Catherine Jones, Mr Nathan Cleasby, Mr Meshach Sukulu, Dr Jessica Blythe, Mr Henry Rota, Mr Meloty Alex and Ms Rosalie Masu
FIS 2010/057 was conducted in partnership with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and aimed, in alignment with the country’s National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP) to contribute to future food and nutritional security.