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Published: 2018-06-06 09:41:48 | Updated: 2018-06-06 09:41:48

Bangladesh achieves self-sufficiency in fish production

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda has said that Bangladesh has achieved self-sufficiency in fish production against the demand of fish per day and person. The minister said this while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member M Abdul Latif in the Jatiya Sangsad on Wednesday. Narayon Chandra Chanda said each person of the country consumes 62.58 grams of fish per day while quantity is 60 gm fixed by food and health ministry’s policy. The minister said as per the report of the Department of Fisheries, 41.34 lakh tonnes of fish was produced in 2016-17, exceeding the year’s target of 40.50 lakh tonnes. To meet the demand of protein, the Department of Livestock Services set a target of meat production at 71.35 lakh tonnes in 2016-17 fiscal, Narayon said, adding that Bangladesh achieved self-sufficiency in meat production. “The present government has undertaken various initiatives to meet protein and increase export earnings side by side alleviating poverty in the country,” the minister said.

Bangladesh achieves self-sufficiency in fish production

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda has said that Bangladesh has achieved self-sufficiency in fish production against the demand of fish per day and person. The minister said this while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member M Abdul Latif in the Jatiya Sangsad on Wednesday. Narayon Chandra Chanda said each person of the country consumes 62.58 grams of fish per day while quantity is 60 gm fixed by food and health ministry’s policy. The minister said as per the report of the Department of Fisheries, 41.34 lakh tonnes of fish was produced in 2016-17, exceeding the year’s target of 40.50 lakh tonnes. To meet the demand of protein, the Department of Livestock Services set a target of meat production at 71.35 lakh tonnes in 2016-17 fiscal, Narayon said, adding that Bangladesh achieved self-sufficiency in meat production. “The present government has undertaken various initiatives to meet protein and increase export earnings side by side alleviating poverty in the country,” the minister said.
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