Uzbekistan plans to increase number of fish farms

Uzbekistan Materials 17 June 2021 15:08 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan plans to increase number of fish farms

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 17

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

Uzbekistan plans to create 13 fish farms with a capacity of 4,000 tons by the end of the year, Trend reports referring to the press service of the Agency of Information and Mass Communications under the Administration of the President of Uzbekistan (AIMC).

Press secretary of Uzbekbaliksanoati (Uzbek association of fish industry) Zilola Ruzieva announced at a briefing at AIMC that it is planned to develop cold-water fish farming mainly in the mountainous and foothill regions of the Namangan, Surkhandarya, and Tashkent regions.

It is reported that through the implementation of these projects, it is expected to increase the production of cold-water fish to 7,000 tons in 2021, and up to 10,000 tons in 2022.

Ruzieva noted that these measures will expand the diet of Uzbek people and meet the demand for high-quality fish varieties.

According to the information, today, there are 16 fish farms in Uzbekistan that grow cold-water fish varieties with a total capacity of 3,000 tons per year. Last year, 2,500 tons were produced. These farms are located in Tashkent, Navoi, Namangan, Fergana, Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya regions.

It was also noted that in order to develop this direction, starting from July 1, 2021, subsidies are allocated to fish farms that pay VAT from the republican budget in the amount of 3,000 soums ($0.28) for each kilogram of cold-water fish species (salmon, trout and sturgeon) grown by an intensive method, and other fish species – 1,000 soums ($0.094).


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