TEHRAN, Iran, June 1. Iran is launching three centers for conservation and reconstruction of aquatic genetic resources over a two-year period, said the director-general of aquatic genetic recourses office in Iran Fisheries Organization Naser Karamirad, Trend reports citing ISNA.
"The is an ongoing negotiation to launch two other centers in Makran coastal strip in Sistan and Baluchestan Province," he said.
Karamirad pointed out that climate change, environmental and oil pollution, and illegal fishing have reduced the marine resources that affected endangered species.
According to the official Iran Fisheries Organization has released 314 million aquatic species to marine resources in different parts of the country.