State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru on Monday said the country earned around US$ 514 million by exporting fish and fisheries items during the fiscal year (FY) 2017-18.
“In fiscal 2017-18, Bangladesh exported 68,935 tonnes of fish and fisheries items worth $514 million,” said he.
The minister said this while responding to a starred question placed by lawmaker Md Aslam Hossain Saudagar of Kurigram-1 constituency in the house with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, according to a BSS report.
Khasru said Bangladesh currently exports fish and fisheries items to more than 50 countries, including EU, USA, Japan, Russia, China, Vietnam, Australia, UAE, India and Malaysia.
The major fish and fisheries items being exported are shrimps, carps, cat fishes, crabs, dry fish items, the wings of sharks and other marine fishes, he added.