Bangladesh has a coastline of about 710 km, extending from the tip of Teknaf in the south-east to the south-west coast of Satkhira and an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of about 118 813 km 2 . Bangladesh has a unique position in the sub-tropical region, within the delta of three great rivers, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra (and Jamuna) and the Meghna covering an area of 14.4 million ha. There is no specific tuna fishery in Bangladesh. Tuna and tuna-like species are caught by the industrial trawlers and artisanal gill netters as a by-catch. In 2018, the tuna catches comprised about 0.11% (120.19 t) of the industrial catch and 0.19% (199.05 t) of catch was mackerel.

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