Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN - Iran plans to increase annual caviar output by 10 fold to one ton in the current calendar year, which began on March 20, said the head of the Iran Fishery Organization.
Gholamreza Razeqi told the IRNA News Agency that some 100 kilograms of caviar has been produced since the beginning of the current year, and that a portion of the output has been exported.
On June 5, Razeqi said that Iran produced some 8,000 tons of shrimp in the past calendar year.
Iran plans to export as much as $250 million fish and shrimp in the current calendar year, he noted.
"The fishery organization's budget has increased by 20 percent compared to the year before," he added.
Some 4,000 tons of shrimp, valued at around $17 million, was exported last year to the UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon, Australia and Spain, he said, adding that infrastructures have been provided to export 500 kilograms of caviar in the current year.
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