The government exported 3,357 metric tonnes of dry fishes worth Tk 691.9 in fiscal 2017- 18.
State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khasru said this at the Jatiya Sangsad on Tuesday.
“A total of 38,572 metric tonnes of dry fishes were produced in the country in fiscal 2017-18. Of those, 29,082 metric tonnes of dry fishes were produced from sea fishes, which was 75 percent of total dry fish production,” he said while replying to a starred question placed by ruling party lawmaker Manjur Hossain (Faridpur-1) in the House.
Khasru said as per the existing rules, nobody can use DDT and other toxic chemicals or pesticides in dry fishes and cured fish.
But, he said, approved biodegradable pesticides could be used in dry fishes and cured fish to protect those from insects.
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