Desperate times

Overfishing and fears of pollution cloud the future

A young fisherman collects fish at sea off the coast of Mon State. Fishermen now typically have to travel further out to sea in search of fish, due to overfishing by trawlers. Now, to complicate the matter, the Myanmar government and Toyo Thai company have signed an agreement to build a coal-fired power plant near Yae Township, prompting fears of pollution. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima

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