Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation

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Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language
WebsiteBangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation

Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation or BFDC,[1] is a national corporation that constructs fish harbours, runs cold storage, auction houses, processing centre, and transportation centre for fishes in Bangladesh and is located in Motijheel Thana, Dhaka, Bangladesh.[2][3]


From 1964 the corporation has managed the fishers of Karnafuli reservoir.[4] The corporation was established as Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation in 1973.[5] It owns large portion of the sea going fishing boats and ships in Bangladesh.[6][7][8] It plays a role in the marketing and sales of fish from government owned water bodies.[9]


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  5. ^ "Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation Act, 1973 (Act No. XXII of 1973)". Retrieved 14 October 2016.
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  7. ^ Gupta, Charu; Sharma, Mukul. Contested Coastlines: Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia. Routledge. p. 159. ISBN 9781136518294.
  8. ^ "Hilsa still remains out of reach of common people". The Daily Star. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  9. ^ Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin; Rab, Md Abdur. Household Socioeconomics, Resource Use and Fish Marketing in Two Thanas of Bangladesh. WorldFish. p. 159. ISBN 9789718709412. Retrieved 14 October 2016.