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MYANMAR - Fish farms in Myanmar are suffering due to unusual hot weather and parasites for this time of year. The hot weather has caused many pond to dry up and has reduced oxygen levels in the water.

While fish farmers normally wait to harvest their fish until monsoon season from June until October, they are harvesting their fish now in fear that they will die from the heat or parasites, reports the MyanmarTimes.

Read more: Myanmar fish farms suffer as hot weather continues

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Every town in Myanmar is to have its own weather forecasts, says the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

With help from the Norwegian government, the department will implement the three-year project starting this year.

Read more: New weather forecasts a step towards disaster risk reduction

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Ayeyarwady RiverResearch into the impact of climate change on the livelihoods of those living in the Ayeyarwady River basin will be conducted and submitted to President Thein Sein, the Ayeyarwady River Basin Research Organisation said.

“We have already formed a research team,” its chairperson Dr. Daw Swe Swe said. “The team will conduct a survey to determine the precise situation of people who live in the basin and the difficulties they face from climate change.”

Read more: Researchers to study effects of climate change on residents of Ayeyarwady River basin

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