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3,357 tonnes dry fishes exported in FY 2017-18

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18th June, 2019 05:44:17 printer

3,357 tonnes dry fishes exported in FY 2017-18

State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khasru today told the Jatiya Sangsad that the government exported 3,357 metric tonnes of dry fishes worth Taka 69.19 crore in fiscal 2017- 18.

“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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