Iran increases shrimp farming countrywide

Business Materials 20 February 2023 13:19 (UTC +04:00)
Elnur Baghishov
Elnur Baghishov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 20. The volume of shrimp farmed in Iran has increased by 5 percent from the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2022) to February 19, 2023, compared to the same period last Iranian year, an official of Iran Fisheries Organization Vahid Madani said, Trend reports citing the organization’s website.

The official noted that a total of 61,000 tons of shrimps were grown in the country within the mentioned period.

Madani added that the largest volume of shrimp was farmed in Iran’s Bushehr Province - 38,000 tons for the reporting period. The other provinces where most shrimp grown were Hormozgan, Khuzestan, Sistan and Baluchestan, and Golestan respectively.

“According to the new program of the Iranian Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, 160,000 tons of shrimp are expected to be farmed in the country in 2026,” he said.

Madani also pointed out that currently, the area of shrimp farms in the country is over 16,000 hectares. At the same time, work is currently underway on the creation of new farms on another 85,000 hectares of land.

Reportedly, the average price of 1 kg of shrimp in Iran is around 6.5 million rials (about $155).


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