23 Apr 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Wakema Township Fisheries Department has issued an 'extreme heat' warning for fish farmers, urging them to be on the alert to prevent any losses arising from soaring temperatures.
"Because of extremely high temperature, the water of fish breeding ponds can evaporate, thereby, the volume of water in the ponds can reduce. As a consequence, fish can get infected with disease as low water levels can make ponds dirty. And, leftover feed can also be harmful," said U San Maung Oo, the Head of Township Fisheries Department.
"Fish breeders need to follow the instructions in the heat warning issued by the Fisheries Department, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. If the water in the fish breeding ponds evaporates, they can do two things. They can fill up fresh, clean water, or, if they have difficulty adding fresh, clean water to the fish breeding ponds, they can reduce the number of fish. Another important thing is that breeders must not move the fish into other ponds when the heat is at its peak. If fish breeders face any issues, they have been advised to contact the Township Fisheries Department," he added.
Fish breeding is mostly carried out in Gayan, Mya Goe Lay, Mya Goe Gyi, Thila Chaung, Myit Kalay, and Kyay Talin villages of Wakema Township.— Hlwan Thiha (Wakema) (Translated by Hay Mar)