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Abundance of seafood for Burmese fishing industry

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Burmese women take a break while working at the Annawa fish market and seaport on April 4 inYangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar has nearly 1900 miles of coastline with an abundance of seafood, much of it is exported. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just announced the United States is ready to relax sanctions on Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, allowing the country to move forward with democratic transition. Washington would ease the ban on U.S. companies investing in or offering financial services to the country.

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A Burmese man sits at the front of a fishing boat as it arrives with a full load of seafood to the Annawa seaport on April 5 in Yangon, Myanmar.

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A Burmese fishermen takes a bucket shower on board the fishing boat after it arrived at the Annawa fish market and seaport after days at sea.

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Burmese fishermen hold tubes loading shaved ice into the lower deck of the fishing boat to keep the fish cold while the boat is at sea.

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Fishermen unload their stock of fish while docked at the Annawa fish market and seaport.

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Fish sit ready to be weighed and sorted at the Annawa fish market and seaport on April 4 in Yangon, Myanmar.

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