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Burmese Delegation Study Indian Aquaculture

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GENERAL - As part of an ongoing exchange programme between India and Burma, a 15-member delegation from Burmas fisheries department wrapped up an eight-day tour of India studying the remarkable aquaculture development in the country.

The Burmese delegation visited the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, and Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh, writes Syed Ali Mujtaba, Mizzima.

The Burmese delegation evinced keen interest in the improved variety of Jayanti Rohu fish developed by CIFA through selective breeding techniques that gives 17 per cent higher yield per generation than normal Rohu fish.

Than Lwin, team leader and the president of Myanmar Fish Farmers Association during the visit to CIFA said the objective of his delegations visit is to learn the best carp (Jayanti) technology available in India to increase fish production in Burma.

He said it would boost their effort to increase both the quality and quantity of fish products without destabilizing the environment.

He expressed happiness seeing CIFA's technology to help boost fish production. CIFA is the second highest aquaculture producer in the world, next to China.