Iran eyes 43% rise in shrimp output
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s shrimp output is expected to reach 30,000 tons during the current fiscal year (started March 20, 2017), secretary general of Iran's Fisheries Union, Ali Akbar Khodaei, said.
The figure will be 42.8 percent more compared to 21,000 tons of shrimp farmed in Iran the last fiscal year, Khodaei said, Mehr news agency reported May 24.
Khodaei further said that Iran’s shrimp export stood at 14,000 tons in the last fiscal year (March 20, 2016-2017), adding that about 20,000 tons of shrimp is projected to be exported during the current fiscal year.
European countries including Russia as well as south eastern Asia countries and the Persian Gulf states, in particular the UAE, are the main targets of Iran’s shrimp exports.
Iran's shrimp farms are mainly located in southern Bushehr, Hormozgan, Khozestan provinces as well as northern Golestan province.
Iran’s fishery exports in the last fiscal year (ended on March 20, 2017) accounted for $412 million.
The country’s fishery output also stood at 460,000 tons in the same period.
About 200,000 Iranians are active in about 70,000 aquaculture and fishing centers across Iran.
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