Fish farms in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan produce 1,300 tons of fish
Tehran, Iran, Feb.19
The fish farms in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan Province annually produce 1,200 tons of warm water fish and 123 tons of cold water fish.
The chief of Fisheries Organization of Iran in Sistan and Baluchestan Province Moheb Ali Sistani said that establishing fish farms to produce trout in Khash County, turned it into one of the biggest fish breeding centers.
"A total of 2,700 fish farming pools have been built in the province," he said.
"The fish farms at Foad in Oskol Abad county and Kamand Kaj Toudak now have the capacity to produce five million and six million baby fishes through recirculating aquaculture system," he added.
"The organization aims to improve the recirculating aquaculture system at fish farms, to increase the cold water fingerling (baby fish) production. This would provide the needs of neighboring provinces to get engaged in fish breeding," said Sistani.
"The aquaculture genetic reserve and conservation center in Zehak would supply the needs of fish farming pools in the province by production capacity of one million warm water fingerling that weight from 5 to 10 grams. The reserve's current production of 1 to 2 gram baby fish is four million," he added.
Sistani went on to add that the Zehak fish farm can produce common carp, grass carp, silver carp, bighead carp and Schizothorax fish alongside various breeds of sturgeon fish including beluga, starry sturgeon, Qarah Burun, Persian sturgeon.