Fish yield up but exports fall

Export of Cambodia’s fish decreased in the first 11 months of 2016 compared with the same period last year, despite the yield of inland and marine fish seeing an increase, a ministry report said. According to a report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the yield for freshwater fish increased by 13,200 tons to 61,700 tons while the yield for marine fish increased by 1,125 tons to 10,025 tons. However export figures saw a decrease in that same period, with there being only 8,200 tons of live fish exported, a 300 ton decrease, while only 4,600 tons of processed fish products were exported, down 100 tons compared to the same period last year. The revenue from the industry stood at $500,000, a $350,000 decrease from last year. Neither officials from the ministry nor the fisheries administration could be reached for a comment on December 19.

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