There are over 162,000 hectares of aquaculture in Myanmar. While the aquaculture products, demanded by European Union Market, have to be compliance with Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP), Myanmar has only a few entrepreneurs holding such certificate. Earlier, the aquaculture products could not be exported much because there are only eight companies and 49 fish
farms recently follow the GAqP certificates.
The Department of Fisheries is working on to establish the Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP) , covering a wide range of aquaculture systems as guidelines to promote the aquaculture export growth along with emphasizing the sustainable and best aquaculture practices. Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP) are a series of considerations, procedures, and protocols designed to achieve the financial and sustainable advantages for those adhered.