Import of Hilsa from Bangladesh resumes

Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 19:42 [IST]

Bangaon, Jan 9 (UNI) Import of Hilsa, considered to be a delicacy in the piscean realm of Bengali cuisines, from our neihgbouring Bangladesh, resumed today after a gap of six months.

Import of Hilsa was suspended by Bangladesh Government in July last year to meet their domestic demands, Hilsa Fresh Fish Importers Association president Atul Das said.

The fresh consignment of Hilsa reached Petrapol this afternoon.

A total of 71 quintals crossed the international border in three trucks through the Petrapol corridor, These would later be transported to the city, following customs clearance.

Although, Mr Das did not divulge the prices of fishes or their approximate selling rate in the Indian market, he, however, said that these fishes, ranging from 500 gm to one kg, were procured by the exporters from Barishal and Chandpur areas of Bangladesh.

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