Bangladesh exported Tk3,845cr in fishes

The fisheries minister told the parliament that Bangladesh exported 68,655 tons of fishes in the fiscal year 2018-2019

State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khasru, has said Bangladesh exported 68,655 tons of fishes and fisheries products worth about Tk3,845 crore  in the fiscal year 2018-19.

“Bangladesh exports fishes and fisheries products to over 50 countries of the world, including the USA, China, Japan and Russia,” he replied to a question by ruling party lawmaker Md Aslam Hossain Saudagar in the Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday, reports BSS.

Minister Khasru said about 68,655 tons of fishes and fisheries products were exported abroad in the outgoing fiscal year 2018-19, while Bangladesh collected revenue of Tk3,845 crore ($455 million) by exporting fishes and fisheries products.

Among the total export amount, 31,158 tons were shrimp worth Tk2,916 crore, he added.