Production of decorative fish in Iranian province up by 10%

Business Materials 14 February 2019 15:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

In the current Iranian year (beginning March 21, 2018), the production of decorative fish has increased in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiyari Province in the center of Iran, Parviz Mansouri, Director of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiyari provincial office of Iran’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization “Shilat-e Iran”, told IRNA, Trend reports.

According to Mansouri, more than 290,000 decorative fish have been raised at 7 facilities operating in this field in the province.

"The goldfish, bluegill, Osteoglossidae (Arowana)(a.k.a bonytongues), angelfish, and oscar species of fish are raised in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiyari Province," he said.

Mansouri said that more than 500,000 decorative fish are planned to be raised annually by the end of the 6th Development (2016-2021) program.

Citing the lack of foreign marketing for decorative fishes as the main problem, Mansouri remarked that, should decorative fishes be advertised to the Gulf countries, their export may become possible.

More than 23,000 tons of trout and more than 400,000 tons of decorative fish are annually raised in Iran’s Chaharmahal and Bakhtiyari Province.