Towards a $5 Billion Export Market and Seafood Market Linkage

A remarkable export market of annually $5 billion awaits in Bangladesh.¬†Bangladesh’s fisheries sector boasts a vast maritime boundary of 1.7 lakh sq km and garners around 500 million dollars in export earnings. With an expected annual growth rate of 8.96% (CAGR 2023-2028), it underscores a promising investment landscape. In 2023 alone, revenue from the fish and seafood market reached 17.83 billion dollars. Notably, the country produced 1 lac tons of locally sourced fish feed last year, reflecting its self-sufficiency endeavors. Furthermore, the fisheries sector received a substantial boost with 84 billion dollars disbursed in loans during the FY 22-23 period. Additionally, plans for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) dedicated to fisheries processing further enhance investment allure. These statistics underscore Bangladesh’s robust potential for investors seeking to tap into its burgeoning fisheries sector.

Session Objectives:

  • Unveil of Investment Opportunities: Explore the abundant investment prospects within Bangladesh’s fisheries sector, leveraging its extensive maritime boundary and robust export earnings.
  • Government Support and Initiatives: Shed light on the supportive policies, incentives, and proposed initiatives such as the establishment of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) dedicated to fisheries processing.
  • Fostering Collaborations and Partnerships: Facilitate interactive discussions aimed at fostering collaborations and partnerships among investors, industry experts, and government representatives.
  • Investors Insights: Provide participants with actionable insights to navigate the dynamic opportunities and challenges within the Bangladesh fisheries industry, enabling informed decision-making processes.

Schedule

12:00 - 12:15

Guest Arrival and Networking

12:15 - 12:20

Dr. Syed Arif Azad

Welcome Speech and Panel Introduction by Moderetor

12:20 - 1:00

Panel Discussion

1:00 - 1:15

Q&A Session

1:15 - 1:30
Closing Remarks by Session Chair

Abdur Rahman, MP

Closing Remarks by Session Chair

Speaker

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhyay

Managing Director, Solidaridad Network Asia