Don’t ruin fish market for small gains, prime minister to exporters
Online Desk :

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked those involved in fish production, processing and export not to take any unwise step just for their small gains that may ruin one's own business and the country's image.

The Prime Minister made the request while addressing the inaugural session of the National Fisheries Week 2017 held at Krishibid Institution, reports UNB.

She said there is a trend among a section of people to mix adulterated items for making extra profits.   Sheikh Hasina said ensuring quality and standard is a must for the export of any product and that is why the government has taken steps to ensure testing of fish products.

Hasina said Bangladesh can use maritime resources extensively for the country's faster economic growth.   The Prime Minister said Bangladesh needs bigger search vessels for going deeper into the sea in the future and the government has plan to procure such vessels.   Sixty percent of the country's total demand of animal protein comes from the fishery sector, said Hasina adding that additional fish production might help meet the rest of the protein demand of people.