Episode 96: Dawei fishermen tangled in net of licensing and law

Global climate change and fisheries depleted by industrial fishing operations are forcing small fishermen in Dawei to invest in larger boats that can venture into deeper water.

But Myanmar law limits the size of fishing boats, preventing local fishermen from investing in the larger boats they need to fish in the best areas. This week, in partnership with Dawei Watch, Doh Athan speaks with local fishermen forced to either give up their livelihoods, or break the law. 

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By Win Zar Ni Aung

By Win Zar Ni Aung

Win Zar Ni Aung began her journalism career in 2011 and previously worked as deputy chief reporter at Myanmar National Television.
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