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Iran sees decrease in volume of bony fishy caught from Caspian Sea

Business Materials 6 July 2022 14:34 (UTC +04:00)
Iran sees decrease in volume of bony fishy caught from Caspian Sea
Elnur Baghishov
Elnur Baghishov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 6. The volume of bony fish caught by Iran from the Caspian Sea decreased by about 14 percent, during the last fishing season in the country (October 7, 2021 through April 20, 2022), compared to the previous season, an official of Iran Fisheries Organization Mostafa Behishtian said, Trend reports citing the organization’s website.

The official said that Iran caught a total of 9,714 tons of various species of bony fish from the Caspian Sea last season. Whereas, the figure stood at 11,061 tons in the previous season.

Behishtian also added that the main reason for the decline in fishing is unfavorable weather conditions.

“Some 117 out of 123 fishing companies in Iran are engaged in bony fish fishing in the country. Of this, 49 are in Gilan Province, 52 in Mazandaran Province and 16 in Golestan Province,” he noted.

According to Behishtian, there are more than 15 species of bony fish in the Caspian Sea. The species that Iran catches are mainly Caspian kutum, carp, and mullet. The main part of bony fish caught by Iran from the Caspian Sea is consumed in 3 main provinces located on the coast of the Caspian Sea (Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan), while a part is sent to Tehran Province.

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