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Bangladesh self sufficient in fish production: Khosru tells JS

SANGSAD BHABAN State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock M Ashraf Ali Khan Khosru today said the country is self sufficient in fish production as the country's per capita fish intake reaches to 62.58 grams from people's daily demand of 60 grams.

As per the net per capita demand of the fish intake, the country has already become self sufficient in fish production , he said while responding to a starred question made by treasury bench lawmaker M Shahiduzzaman Sarker of Naogaon-2 in the House here.

In 2017-18, country's fish production exceeded to 42.77 lakh metric tonnes from the target of 42.20 metric tonnes, Khosru added.

Regarding the fish import, the state minister, however, told the parliament that some exotic fishes are now usually being imported from abroad for the demand by some rich families in the country.

These fish import countries are India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Uruguay, Thailand, China, Japan, Vietnam, Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)