Iran exports over $112 million of sea products
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.20/ Trend G.Mehdi/
Iran has exported over $112 million in sea products since the beginning of the Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, the Mehr News Agency quoted an official with the State Fishery Organization as saying.
Issa Golshahi said 27,521 tons of sea products have been exported to U.S., Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Kuwait, the UAE, Lebanon, Vietnam, Chin, and South Korea.
Roughly 250 kilograms of caviar has also been exported during the period of time, he noted.
In October, the deputy agriculture minister said the value of exports in the fishery sector will surpass $350 million in the calendar year.
"The exports stood at $210 million last year," Gholamreza Razeqi said, IRNA reported.
About 4,000 tons of shrimp valued at $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 kilograms of caviar in the current year.
Iran plans to increase annual caviar output by 10 fold to one ton in the current calendar year, which began on March 20, Razeqi said in June.
He stressed that some 100 kilograms of caviar has been produced since the beginning of the current year, and that a portion of the output has been