[Hilsa and Fishermen Community in the Meghna and Tentulia Estuaries] COAST endeavor for Sustainable Hilsa Resources and Fishermen Community Livelihoods


The fish and fisheries are playing a significant role for the socio-economic development of Bangladesh. This sector contributes 3% of total export earning, 4.37% to GDP and 23.37% to agriculture sector. In 2013-2014
the annual fish production was 3.548 million metric ton (MT) where hilsa (Tenualosailisha) production was
0.351 million MT and that contributes 11% of total fish production and 1% of national GDP in the country (Sharker et all, Fish Aqua J 2016, 7.2). Among the fish, the national fish hilsa has made its place into the  Bengali culture and it is highly nutritious and delicious. Hilsa is in [Click here for details report]

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