This section details marine ecosystem surveys conducted within Myanmar’s maritime limits
by the Institute of Marine Research, Norway in 1979, 2013 and 2015. Here we present tow
data for 2013 and 2015. Acoustic data are available for all survey years, however, they
require substantial analytical effort to ensure robust and accurate comparison. To our
knowledge, this is the first time these data have been presented spatially to highlight
patterns in species biomass and biodiversity, which can be used to improve fisheries
management and biodiversity conservation.