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Bangladesh lifts ban on popular Hilsa fish export to India

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 26, 2019
Export of the popular Hilsa or ‘Ilish’ fish from Bangladesh was banned in 2012 after local business establishments called for controlling the price of fishes.
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Hilsa fish is reportedly smuggled out of Bangladesh causing loss of tax revenue to the government.

Topics: Bangladesh Hilsa fish export India

In 2012, Hilsa export to India earned Bangladesh Tk 3 billion.

Bangladesh accounts for nearly 75 percent of world Hilsa production and nearly 2 million people get direct and indirect employment from its cultivation.