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The Shrimp Export Boom and Small-Scale Fishermen in Myanmar

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    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.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 135.

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    Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 135. 2008.3
    Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper135

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    Keywords: Fishery; Resources; Export; Myanmar; Marine products;

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    1. Okamoto, Ikuko, 2009. "Issues Affecting the Movement of Rural Labour in Myanmar: Rakhine Case Study," IDE Discussion Papers 206, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).

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