BENAPOLE (JASHORE): After seven long years, Bangladesh government has allowed export of 500 metric tonnes of hilsa on the occasion of Durga Puja.
In the first shipment, eight trucks carrying 30 metric tonnes of hilsa entered India through the Benapole port.
Assistant Revenue Officer Alamgir Hossain said after completion of customs and other formalities, trucks loaded with Hilsha had entered to the Petrapole port of India at 6:30pm on Monday (September 30).
Earlier on September 25, the government has approved export of 500 tonnes of hilsa to India as a gesture of goodwill from Bangladesh on the occasion of Durga Puja.
Bangladesh banned the export of hilsa and other species of fish on Aug 1, 2012 following local business leaders’ call to control fish prices. The ban on all fish except hilsa was lifted on Sept 23 of that year.
BDST: 1941 HRS, SEP 30, 2019