KOLKATA: Bengal exported 88443 tonnes of seafood worth Rs 3595.12 crore during the financial year 2020-21 with more than 81 per cent of the total revenue amounting to Rs 2928.16 crore being garnered through the export of frozen shrimps.
In 2019-20, Bengal had exported 98626 tonnes that fetched Rs 3910.95 crore.
USA, China and the European Union (EU) were the leading importers, USA imported 15129 tonnes of seafood worth Rs 959.82 crore, China imported 17419 tonnes worth Rs 682.20 while EU procured 12779 tonnes by spending Rs 616.05 crore.
The country exported 11,49,341 MT of marine products worth Rs 43,717.26 crore during FY 2020-21 and registered a contraction of 10.88 per cent in volume as compared to a year earlier.
The other maritime states that export seafood are Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Odisha , Maharashtra , Gujarat etc.
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