25 January 2021
The prawns produced from the saltwater prawn farming of Thahtay Island in Kawthoung Town, Thaninthayi Region, were being exported to Thailand amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to Kawthoung District Fisheries Department.
On 24 January, a total of 5.85 tonnes of white prawns were exported to Thailand. A total of 69.85 tonnes of the prawns worth 0.129 million USD were also exported to Thailand in 12 batches during the financial years of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 until January 2021. Grand Andaman Co Ltd was breeding saltwater prawns on the farms of 124 acres on Thahtay Island in Kawthoung Township, employing about 100 workers and creating job opportunities for over 400 family members of the workers.
The prawns produced from the farms were sold to hotels in local in the past and exported to Thailand during the coronavirus pandemic.
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