0901 GMT August 13, 2022
Referring to the launch of an ornamental fish production zone in Hamedan with a capacity of 10 million pieces, Ja’far Kaviani Delshad added that establishing ornamental fish breeding industrial units will help increase exports.
Most of the ornamental fishes produced in the western Iranian province are exported to Iraq, he noted.
Currently, a plan to construct ornamental fish breeding complexes in one of the villages of Bahar city of the province is being implemented, Kaviani Delshad said.
Iran’s annual exports of ornamental fishes stand at 10 million pieces, announced the head of Ornamental Fish and Aquatics Department of Iran Fisheries Organization (IFO) on January 8, adding that the Persian Gulf littoral states and neighboring countries including Azerbaijan and Afghanistan are the main export destinations in this field.
Talking to Iran Daily, Alireza Rahmani said that East and Southeast Asian countries including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand are the major ornamental fish producers and exporters in the world.
He continued, “Ornamental fishes have a considerable market in the world, and the annual turnover of this industry is over $20 billion, in which our share is very small, less than one percent.”