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945 tonnes of hilsa exported to India through Benapole

  • Our Correspondent
  • 4 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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JASHORE: 945 tonness of hilsa has been exported to India through Benapole land port on the occasion of Durga Puja in the last 10 days.

The government has allowed the export of total 4,600 tonnes of hilsa to India this year.

Hilsa catching will be banned from today. As a result, hilsa will not be available to the general people this year.

They say the common people are being deprived by exporting hilsa to India at a lower price than the domestic market.

The export price of Hilsa is up to 6 USD per kg. The price of hilsa weighing 1 to 1.5 kg is 10 US dollars per kg.

Benapole Customs Revenue Officer Swapan Kumar Das said, total 945 tonnes of hilsa has been exported to India through Benapole port in the last ten days as of Saturday night. There are instructions to export all hilsas to India by October 3.

Aswadul Islam, Inspector, Fisheries Inspection and Quality Control Office, Benapole Port, said, on the occasion of Durga Puja, the government allowed 115 companies to the hilsa.

On September 20, 52 companies received 2,080 tonnes, on September 23, 63 companies were allowed to export 2,520 tonnes of hilsa fish to India. October 3 is the last day for hilsa export he added.

The demand for hilsa fish is very high among people of Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal for its flavour. As such, every year the Indian government requests Bangladesh to send hilsa fish to India ahead of Puja.