Norway is going to provide assistance to Myanmar to address the problem of shortage of high-valued hilsa fish in Myanmar sea water, according to general secretary Win Kyaing of Myanmar Fisheries Federation.
Norway is coming to Myanmar in coming September.
“If we continue like this, the species of hilsa will be extinct sooner or later. Now, Nofima Group is going to help us in hilsa breeding, farming as well as commercial scale production. Norway has a desire to help Myanmar. I think we could get help from Norway in Sea research work,” Win Kyaing added.
Nofima, the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fishery and Aquaculture, was established in January 1, 2008. Nofima is Europe’s largest institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food.
Beside Myanmar, Nofima is also working Brazil, Bangladesh, and India for commercial scale breeding of Hilsa.
Beside the Norwegian organisation, the USAID is also funding projects to help with the development of fishing industry and breeding in Myanmar.