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High demand for rare king prawns in Myanmar
Source : The Global New Light of Myanmar View Count : 3705
Jun 16, 2017

Prawn merchants said there is a high demand for king prawn in both local and global markets but they are facing a scarcity of king prawns to ship to the markets, they said in Myawady newspaper yesterday.
       King prawn fetchesa high price in both local and global markets and is consumed in China, Taipei and Hong Kong.
       As seafood shops increase in Myanmar, demands for king prawn are now high in the local markets.
       “The deaths of king prawns, rock shrimps and clams increased in this year due to the high temperature in Myanmar.There are nearly 27 businessmen inKyaukphyu Township who breed and export king prawns, rock shrimps and clams” said an official of Kyaukphyu Rock Shrimp Association.
       King prawns currently sell at a price of Ks 1500 per Kg.

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