Due to its higher demand and value shrimps are considered one of the most prestigious food commodities round the world. A number of shrimp species are available here in Bangladesh of which the world famous Black Tiger shrimp (Penaeus Monodon), Fresh Water shrimp (macrobergum Rogenbergii), Ocean Tiger (Penaeus Monodon), Sea White (Penaus Indicus), Cat Tiger (Penaeus Semisulcatus), Harina/Pink shrimp (Metapenaeus Monoceros) are a few to mentions which are commercially available as exportable shrimp in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh enjoy a territorial water area of about 20 nautical km from the coast. The exclusive economic zone of the country extends about 320 nautical km from the territorial waters. Therefore, the marine fisheries zone of Bangladesh is roughly above 200,000 km2, which appears larger than the total area of the country itself.
In general, based on their living nature the marine fisheries can be classified into 2 categories namely pelagic, and demersal.
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When it is said that it is fish and rice that made a person Bengali it actually means inland fishes. Inland fisheries comprises of rivers, estuaries, beels, floodplains, polders, ponds, ox-bow lakes, brackish water etc. Bangladesh has a total of 8393000 hectors area of inland sweet water/fresh water resources. According to a study the total inland fish production during 2007-2008 stands 1 646 819 MT with marine catch total 455601MT. The total production form aqua culture stands 914752 during 2006-2007 which rank the nation sixth largest
We are delight to inform you that Bangladeshi fishes free from antibiotic hazard as a result the EU has lifted their restriction since 28th November 2011. For detail please click here.
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