ISLAMABAD : Exports of fish and fish preparations witnessed increase of 2.48 per cent during the first eight months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. Overall exports of fish and fish preparations were recorded at $199.949 million during July-February (2012-13) against the exports of $195.119 million during July-February (2011-12), according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

In terms of quantity, the seafood exports expanded by 12 per cent during the period under review, the data revealed. As much as 87,376 metric tons of seafood was exported during the first eight months of the current year against the exports of 78,029 metric tons during the corresponding period of last year.