Almost all farmed produced shrimps are exported as processed frozen sea food and is the second largest export item in Bangladesh. Presently 162 processing plants are in operation among which 74 processing plants are EU approved. Directly and indirectly more than 2 million people are engaged in upstream and downstream activities related to shrimp industry in the country- …read more
Giant River Prawn
What is Shellfish?
Generally shellfish are aquatic invertebrates possess a shell or outer skeleton applied to a variety of marine and freshwater life. They are usually crustaceans and mollusks. Despite the name, shellfish are not a kind of fish, but …read more
Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha): The national fish of Bangladesh
During entire life, Hilsa shad (the national fish of Bangladesh) migrates both from sea to freshwater and freshwater to sea to meet the biological demand. Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha) lives in the sea for …read more
Hilsa shad: The national fish of Bangladesh
Jatka conservation week, 2013 has begun on 26 February, 2013 aiming at creating awareness of preserving jatka for boosting Hilsa production. It is organized by the Department of Fisheries (DoF) under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock of …read more
Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Beloniformes (Needlefishes) Suborder: Belonoidei (= Exocoetoidei) Superfamily: Exocoetoidea Family: Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks) Subfamily: Hemiramphinae Genus: Hyporhamphus Species: H. limbatus
Synonyms Hemiramphus gorakhpurensis Srivastava, 1967 Hemiramphus limbatus Valenciennes, 1847 Hemiramphus tridentifer Cantor, 1849 Hemirhamphus sinensis Günther, 1866 Hyporhamphus sinensis (Günther, 1866)
Common/local names English: Congaturi halfbeak Bangladesh: Ek Thuita (এক ঠুইটা) and Ek …read more
Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Beloniformes (Needlefishes) Suborder: Belonoidei (= Exocoetoidei) Superfamily: Exocoetoidea Family: Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks) Subfamily: Zenarchopterinae Genus: Dermogenys Species: D. pusilla
Synonym: Dermogenys pusillus Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823
Common/local names English: Wrestling halfbeak Bangladesh: Ek Thota (এক ঠোটা)
Distributions: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, China and the Philippines (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).