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Hustle and Bustle at a Burmese Fish Market

Steve Tickner The Irrawaddy

RANGOON — While there is talk in Burma of the potential for a lucrative export market in seafood, for now the real hustle and bustle of the country’s fishing industry is confined to places such as the Kyee Myint Taing fish market, just west of downtown Rangoon on the banks of the Rangoon River.

Here, fish catches are unloaded, sorted according to variety and size, packed in ice, bought and sold, and then sent off into a nationwide network of produce markets. The Irrawaddy’s photographer Steve Tickner went down to market to see what it’s all about.