Hilsa fish now a cerified unique product of Bangladesh

  • Hilsa fish has been accorded geographical identification (GI), which has tagged the fish as a Bangladeshi product

  • It is the second item to get the GI tag after the Zamdani Sari, a patent official said

  • Hilsa is often hailed as the “Queen of fishes” and is known for its unique aroma


  • A GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.

  • Bangladesh provides about 70 per cent of the Hilsa supplied to the market. This makes it the largest producer of the fish, followed by 15 per cent by India and 10 per cent by Myanmar, while the rest comes from the Arabian Gulf and other countries.


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