Fish export earned US$ 514m in 2017-2018 fiscal

:: Peoples Time Online ::

State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru told the parliament that Bangladesh earned about US$ 514 million of foreign exchange by exporting fish and fisheries items during fiscal 2017-18.

“In fiscal 2017-18, Bangladesh exported 68,935 tons of fish and fisheries items with worth of US$ 514 million,” he said while responding to a starred question placed by lawmaker Md Aslam Hossain Saudagar of Kurigram-1 constituency in the Parliament House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair on Monday.

Khasru said Bangladesh currently exports fish and fisheries items to more than 50 countries, including the European Union (EU), the United States of America (USA), Japan, Russia, China, Vietnam, Australia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and Malaysia.

The major fish and fisheries items being exported are shrimp, carp fishes, cat fishes, marine fishes, crabs, dry fish items and the wings of sharks, he added.

Peoples Time/HG

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