Vast and growing domestic
fish demand

Fish play an important role in the
Myanmar diet:

Households spend 14% of food expenditure
on fish, almost as much as on rice (19%)

But currently Myanmar aquaculture supplies

only 20% of domestic fish consumption

Source: World Fish Center


Aquaculture in Myanmar has grown quickly over the last 10 years, supplying the large domestic demand for fish consumption. Moreover, aquaculture has the potential to generate substantial income gains for farmers as the returns per unit of farm area is much higher than those of most crops. Additionally, aquaculture has a high economic multiplier effect in generating employment and business opportunities.


  • Conducting fish disease prevention and control training for farmers in Yangon and Mandalay areas.

  • Providing insights on income effects and market access for ornamental fish farmers.

WG Leads:

  • Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF)

  • Myanmar Ornamental Fish Entrepreneur Association (MOFEA)


  • Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar (AFFM)

  • Agri First

  • BASF

  • Central Cooperative Society (CSS)

  • EU Myanmar Centre

  • Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

  • Livelihoods and Food Security Trust (LIFT)

  • Solidaridad South & Southeast Asia

  • The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)

  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • UMG Myanmar Group

  • World Vision Myanmar

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