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The Shrimp Export Boom and Small-Scale Fishermen in Myanmar

Discussion Papers


by OKAMOTO Ikuko
March 2008


This paper examines the impact of the recent shrimp export boom in Myanmar on the economic state of small-scale fishermen. Results indicate that there has been an active increase in shrimp fishing stimulated by expanding export demand. With this, the income of shrimp fishermen has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. However, future prospects appear gloomy due to the possibility of over exploitation of shrimp resources.

Keywords: Fishery, Resources, Export
JEL classification: N5, Q2

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