Tenualosa ilisha

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Tenualosa ilisha (ilish, hilsa, hilsa herring or hilsa shad) is a species of fish in the Clupeidae (herring) family.[1]

It is a popular food dish in South India, East India and in the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The fish contributes about 12% of the total fish production and about 1% of GDP (money earned) in Bangladesh.[2] About 450,000 people are directly involved with catching it for a living. About four to five million people are involved in the trade.[2]

It is also the National fish of Bangladesh. Other names include: palla fish, hilsha, ellis, ilish, (Bengali:ইলিশ): ilish, (Oriya:ଇଲିଶି): ilishii, Sindhī: پلو مڇي pallu machhi, (Telugu:పులస): pulasa or polasa.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Siddique, Abu Bakar. "Country's 6th Ilish sanctuary coming soon". Dhaka Tribune. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 23 May 2015.