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USSEC Pursues Aquaculture Opportunities in Myanmar

Recent elections and shifts in former military leadership opened up new opportunities for U.S. soy exports in Myanmar due to the country’s aquaculture industry. A year ago, the Southeast Asia (SEA) Region introduced the SEA Aquaculture program in Myanmar, and with the help of local coordinator May Myat Noe Lwin, the program has made significant links to the country’s aquaculture industry.
This program’s success led to several more visits to Myanmar to discuss USSEC production models and the value of U.S. soy. Myanmar aquaculture stakeholders also traveled to Thailand to inspect marine fish hatcheries and Singapore to link U.S. soy exports with potential buyers in Myanmar. Within the next few years, USSEC projects that Myanmar will import 7,000 metric tons of U.S. soy.

Left to right: U Htun Lin (General Manager, KMK Co. Ltd), Khin Maung Kyaw (Managing Director, KMK Co. Ltd), Saengthong Prasertwiriyakul (Owner, Talaythong Hatchery), Shwe Kyaing (Chairman, Wah Wah Win Co. Ltd) and May Myat Noe Lwin (Myanmar local coordinator) learn about using formulated feeds in hatcheries.