The aquaculture and fisheries sector is currently making an important contribution to meeting the food needs of the growing population of Bangladesh, creating employment opportunities, alleviating poverty, and earning foreign exchange. The fisheries sector contributes 3.57 percent of the country’s total GDP, 26.50 percent of the agricultural GDP, and 1.24 percent of the total export earnings. Bangladeshi fish and fishery products exports in 2020-21 were 482.19 million US dollars. About 20 million people in the country, which is more than 12 percent of the total population, are directly or indirectly involved in various activities of the aquaculture fisheries sector.
Understanding the potential of Bangladesh as a leading player in the global seafood market.
A platform creation to connect importers, exporters, producers, processors, processing machinery manufacturers, technology and service providers, and other industry stakeholders for the sustainable growth of Bangladesh’s seafood industry.
Business dialogue to develop partnerships and collaboration to mobilize international collaboration for better trade and investment in aquaculture and seafood business in Bangladesh.
Expand and tap new market opportunities for Bangladesh seafood products.
Knowledge and technology sharing for business innovations in developing Bangladesh’s seafood basket.