Bangladesh exports fish to over 50 countries

11 Jun 2023

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 5, 2023 (BSS) - Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim said Bangladesh is now exporting fish and fish-made products to over 50 countries worldwide.
He said this while responding to a query made by M Mamunur Rashid Kiron of Noakhali-3 at the question-answer session tabled in the Jatiya Sangsad here with Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
In the 2021-22 fiscal, he said, the minister said the country earned Taka 5,191.75 crore foreign currency by exporting 74,042.67 tonnes of fish and fish-made products.
Currently, Bangladesh is now exporting different types of shrimp, including Bagda, Galda, Harina and different carp fishes, like Ruhi, Katla, Mrigal, Kalibaush, catfishes like air, Tangra, Boal, panda, shining, maguro, pangas, Gulshan, koi, kuchia, sea fishes like vets, dating, rupchanda, baim, and crab to various countries.
In addition to this, the country also exports different types of dry fish, scales of fish, and shrimp shells. Nearly 70 percent are the value-added products of all exported fisheries and fish products.
Responding to another query made by ruling party lawmaker Hazi Muhammad Selim of Dhaka-7, the fisheries minister said Bangladesh annually produces 2 lakh 61 thousand and 154 tonnes of shrimp, where 11.7 percent or 30,571.40 tonnes of frozen shrimp were exported abroad during 2021-22. 
In 2021-22 fiscal, Bangladesh earned Taka 3,636.59 crore in foreign currency from shrimp export.