Iran’s Hormozgan province shrimp catch rises by 58%

Business Materials 8 November 2014 14:52 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Nov. 8

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Some 925 metric tons of shrimp have been caught in Iran's southern Hormozgan province in the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21.

The figure shows a 58-percent rise compared to same period previous year, Iran's IRIB News Agency reported on Nov. 8.

The province's total shrimp catch is expected to hit 1,150 metric tons, which is 50 percent more than previous year. Shrimp catch season started on September 30 and will last for about two months.

Hormozgan's annual fisheries catch is around 188,000 metric tons.

Meanwhile, Iran plans to increase its fisheries exports to Russia in near future.

Isa Golshahi, an official with Iran Fisheries Organization, previously said that Iran is ready to export 100,000 metric tons of fisheries to Russia.

He further expressed hope that Iran's total fisheries exports to all markets will hit $350 million by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 215).