TEHRAN- Bushehr province’s fishery export stands at 10,109 tons in the second Iranian calendar month Ordibehesht (April 20-May 21), a provincial official, announced.
Morteza Bohrani, the director-general of the province’s Veterinary Department, said that different types of fishes were exported from the province to nine Asian countries in the second month.
In addition to fishing fishes and shrimps, farming is one of the fishery programs in the province, where veterinary experts have the necessary supervision to prevent the spread and transmission of the disease, the official further noted.
As previously announced by the deputy head of the province’s Veterinary Department for the health affairs, 25,342 tons of fishery was exported from Bushehr province, in the southwest of Iran, during the past Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20).
Mohammad-Mehdi Seymarouni said that of the mentioned figure, 19,000 tons were farmed shrimps, and 6,000 tons were the other types of fisheries.
He said that European Union countries, Russia, China, Persian Gulf littoral states, Malaysia, Turkey, Taiwan, Armenia, Belarus, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan, Thailand, and South Korea were the destinations of the province’s fishery exports.
Bushehr province is the top producer of farmed shrimps in the country, the official underscored.
As stated by an official with Iran Fisheries Organization (IFO), production of 714,000 tons of fishery has been targeted for the current Iranian calendar year.
Morteza Afrasiabi, the acting head of the IFO’s fishery development department, said that of the mentioned figure, 277,000 tons will be fishes bred in cages and 70,000 tons will be shrimps.
Achieving the targeted 714,000 tons of fishery requires infrastructure as well as credits and banking facilities, the official added.
Fishery production has increased noticeably in Iran in recent years.
Enjoying high quality, Iran’s fishery products were sold easily in the export markets, and also some new export destinations welcomed these products in the past three years; as new markets including China, South Korea, and the Eurasian Union nations opened up for Iranian fishery products.
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