Ministry of Agriculture expects fishery exports to increase significantly next year


While Cambodia’s fish exports continue to increase, the increase remains majorly unimpactful. The Ministry of Agriculture is expecting that that would change next year and are looking towards a significant increase in exports.

A senior official of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries claims that there will be a large increase in fish exports from the country to China. This was announced as Cambodia prepares official documents with China to begin export to the country.

The Deputy Director of Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ung Try, said on December 15, “To date, the export of fresh and processed fishery products to foreign markets has a total volume of more than 3,320 tons, equivalent to $4.2 million”
“Currently, fishery exports are not very widespread, and only go to the surrounding countries and Singapore,” Try said.

“As a strategy of the Fisheries Administration, we hope that next year we will increase aquaculture,” he continued.

The plan to increase aquaculture farms is due to the growing population and subsequent loss of habitat and space for natural fisheries.

Almost 3 million Cambodians earn their living from the fishing industry, which will now get a boost in sustainability. KT/Chor Sokunthea