The government has allowed 79 traders to export a total of 3,950 tonnes of hilsa fish to India.
Braving a cyclone, a 65-day fishing ban and another spell of inclement weather, fishermen in Cox’s Bazar finally got what they wanted -- going out to the sea and catching fish, the only occupation they know to earn their living..Most of the fishermen had a hard time, sitting idle for nearl
The nutritious anadromous-migratory-fish, ilish (Hilsa), has merged with Bengali tradition over the years. It is one of the most favourite dishes of Bengalis and is cooked in almost every home in both Bangladesh and West Bengal. Ilish was recognized as a GI-product of Bangladesh in 2016. It also contains a lot of essential fatty acids that are very beneficial for health.
Not only does it taste great, but hilsa is also a powerhouse of nutrition. A diet rich in hilsa fish has many health benefits and the fact that it’s the season for hilsa gives us another reason to include it regularly in our diet. A 100g of edible hilsa contains roughly 310 calories, 22g protein, and 19.5g fat. Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA obtained from fish oil are reported to have potential in curing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes rheumatoid arthritis, brain development, cancer, and depression. It also supplies the daily requirements of 27 percent of vitamin C, 2 percent of the iron, and an incredible 204 percent of calcium.
Shankar Dey, a mid-ranking government officer in south Kolkata’s Deshopriya Park locality, makes it a point to browse the nearby Lake Market early every morning in search of quality fish.
Bangladesh is likely to export hilsa to India during this year's Durga Puja festival as well.
Fisheries and Livestock Minister, SM Rezaul Karim, today said that Bangladesh now produces 80 percent of the world’s hilsa.
The season for delectable hilsa is back. For your dinning pleasure, we present two of the most popular dishes made from hilsa. Bhorta, the simpler of the two, is easy on the palate.
The country now has another success to hail about Padma hilsa as the research on its genome sequence got international recognition, a year after the fish had secured the status of geographical indication (GI) product of Bangladesh.