Ban on trout eggs leads to rise in price of trout fish in Iran
Tehran, Iran, Feb.11
The managing director of Cold Water Fish Farmers Association of Iran said that the result of a six-month ban on the import of eyed eggs, regardless of the actual capacity of domestic production, will lead to increase of prices on trout fish.
"Before the import ban, with the domestic production, the minimum needs of the trout farms were provided, but now we are facing with market deficit," said the managing director of Cold Water Fish Farmers Association of Iran Arash Nabizadeh, Trend reports via Eghtesad Online.
“Last Iranian year (between March 2017 to March 2018), we experienced a 45-day export ban, and we saw negative results with the closure of a number of breeding units and rising prices, but this year, the number of ban days has increased to 60,” he said.
Nabizadeh added that the increase of ban days has affected the domestic production, and will affect the increase of price on trout fish.
“Most of trout farms in the country are small and have a capacity of 20 to 50 tons of production and do not have a lot of financial back-up," Nabizadeh says.
Noting that Iran's Fisheries Organization, that maintains control over the domestic production, has been warned of the import ban, he said no decision was made on their part.
"We've already warned the organization that there's a deficit of some 150 million eggs in the market, but they didn't pay attention," he said.