Burmese prawn may harm Bangladeshís prawn export
Dhaka, January 5: Burmese prawn
importing into Bangladesh
may harm the Bangladeshís
prawn export industry, according to the Bangladeshís
largest Bengali newspaper, Daily Jugantor.
Due to the American sanction on Burma,
Singaporean and Malaysian businesses stopped buying prawn from Burma.
Since then, prawn has been smuggled into Bangladesh
through the border trades. However, Burmese prawn is packed with chemical
perseveres rather than using enough ice, and this is effecting the quality of
There are 17 prawn importing companies operating from the border town called Teknaf and the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh.
Since there is no buyer for prawn in Burma,
the prawn price is diving deep and prawn industry is in deep trouble. Hence,
prawn trading has turned westward: exporting to Bangladesh,
which again exports to the Western countries.
exports prawn to USA,
and Japan. The
prawn export said to valued 1.5 billion US dollars a year, the newspaper
quoting a conference of Bangladesh Frozen Food Exporters Association (BFFEA).
An English language newspaper, The Independence, reported that Bangladesh
has earned about 80 million US dollars by exporting shrimps to the US
during the last financial year. #