Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh ranked third in producing freshwater fish, behind China and India. The South Asian nation is now also the third biggest aquaculture producer in the world.
Apart from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Uganda are among the top four countries in the world where freshwater fish production increased.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations came up with the information in a report titled ‘The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA)-2022’ published on Friday. The report is published every two consecutive years.
According to the report, despite various obstacles, three countries in the world are setting an example in the production of farmed fish. The countries are – Bangladesh and Vietnam in Asia and Egypt in Africa.
It has been said about Bangladesh that 11 percent of the world’s freshwater fish are now being produced in Bangladesh. The total amount is about 13 lakh tons.
According to the report, Bangladesh is the second-largest producer of freshwater finfish in the world. Hilsa is among these. A total of 1.3 million tons of fish, including about six lakh tons of hilsa, is extracted from open water bodies in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is ranked No. 1 in the world in hilsa fish production.
Bangladesh ranks 26th in extracting sea fish. The country collects 6.80 lakh tons of fish from the sea. The top five countries in the world in catching marine fish are China, Indonesia, Peru, Russia and the United States.
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