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Bangladesh: Fish production increases by 50pc in 11 years July 23,2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said fish production in the country has increased by more than 50 per cent in the last 11 years. Citing latest report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the Prime Minister said, Bangladesh has risen to the second position in the world in terms of the growth rate of freshwater fish production.

Sheikh Hasina came up with the information while inaugurating the National Fisheries Week 2020 formally on Wednesday morning by releasing fish fingerlings into the lake of her official residence Ganabahaban in the city. Sheikh Hasina said as a result of investment in the fisheries sector, new jobs are being created on one hand and on the other hand the national economy is being enriched. Realising the importance of the fish sector, the Awami League government has taken various effective and fruitful measures to protect the country's fisheries and boost fish production, she said. “The country today is self-sufficient in fish production. At present, we are consuming 62.58 grams of fish against the daily demand of 60 grams per capita,” said the Prime Minister praising the role of the concerned for the development of this fish sector.

She thanked all the concerned, including the staff of the Department of

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