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Seafood Sales to China Fall 30 Percent

18 December 2012

China imported 30 percent less seafood from Burma over the three months to December, according to a report by The Myanmar Times on Monday. Maung Maung Soe, the chairman of the Myanmar Marine Fisheries Association, said that prices have also dropped by a quarter as a result of the downturn in exports. China is the largest importer of marine-caught fish from Burma, buying around 60 percent of the country’s catch. In addition to falling prices, Burmese fishermen say that they are also catching fewer fish and paying more for diesel fuel, making it harder for them to survive.