A senior specialist from the Fishery Department of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Jerry Sullivan said in Tehran on Wednesday that the export of Iran's shrimp to the US over the first eight months of the current year doubled to 1,000 tons compared to similar period last year, IRNA reported.
Speaking at the scientific conference titled 'Prospects of Aquatics Production and Trade in Next Decade', he referred to the positive export trend of Iran's aquatics in 2002 and added that the volume of Iran's shrimp exported to Spain within the first seven months of the current year dropped by 15 percent as a consequence of the boost in its export to US.
According to the FAO official, the per capita aquatics consumption and export in the developing countries such as China and Thailand is expected to increase remarkably over the coming 10 years.
For his part, another FAO senior expert, Alfredo Montes M. Nino, said that the consumers of aquatics have shown increased sensitivity towards import of the product in recent years.
The conference called 'Prospects of Aquatics Production and Trade in Next Decade' was held at Tehran permanent international exhibition grounds simultaneous with the third International Fishery, Aquatics and Fishing Fair (December 2-6).
Some 95 Iranian and foreign companies participated the third International Fishery, Aquatics and Fishing Fair.
The one-day conference aimed to introduce the producers of aquatics products to the target markets and examine the problems and difficulties facing the breeders and producers of aquatics products.
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