0513 GMT December 01, 2022
Iran’s production of fisheries will increase up to 15 percent in the year to March 2020, said a deputy head of Iran Fisheries Organization (IFO).
Hossein Abdolhay, IFO’s deputy head for aquaculture, added in the year to March 2019, the country produced 1.26 tons of aquatics, IRNA reported.
This figure showed that in that year, the organization was ahead of the target set in the Sixth Five-Year Development Economic Plan (2016-2021).
He noted that over the past few years, the Iranian government has paid special attention to the domestic fisheries sector, particularly the field of aquaculture.
The Iranian Agricultural Jihad Minister Mahmoud Hojjati normally unveils one or two aquaculture projects or visits their sites in his provincial trips, Abdolhay said.
“The fisheries and aquaculture industries currently enjoy a good status in the country. All provinces are active in this field.”
He put the country’s aquaculture output at 138,000 tons in 2012, saying that the figure reached 489,000 tons in the year to March 2019.”
The IFO deputy head noted that in 2012, Iran farmed 167,000 tons of warm water fish and 140,000 tons of cold water fish, adding the figures amounted to close to 200,000 tons and 170,000 tons, respectively, in the year to March 2019.
In 2012, Iran’s production of shrimp and sturgeon fish stood at 12,000 tons and 500 tons and, he said, adding this comes as in the year to March 2019, the figures reached 47,000 tons and 5,800 tons respectively.