Official: Iran’s annual fishery exports to exceed $350 million
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.10/ Trend G.Mehdi/
The value of exports of Iran's fishery sector will surpass $350 million in the current calendar year which began on March 20, the deputy agriculture minister Gholamreza Razeqi said, IRNA reported.
"Exports stood at $210 million last year," Razeqi said.
Some 4000 tons of shrimp valued at around $17 million, was exported last year to the UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon, Australia and Spain, he said, adding that infrastructures have been provided to export 500 kilogrammes of caviar in the current year.
Iran plans to increase its annual caviar output 10 fold to one ton in the current calendar year which began on March 20, Razeqi said in June.
He added that some 100 kilogrammes of caviar has been produced since the beginning of the current year and a portion of the output has been exported.