Iran’s caviar output projected to hit 3 tons

Iran’s caviar output is projected to hit 3 tons in the next Iranian calendar year, which starts on March 21, IRNA quoted the Iranian Fishery Organization Director Gholamreza Razeqi as saying.

Over one tons of caviar has been so far produced in the current year, some half of it has been exported, he added.
Some 5 million sturgeon fries were released by the fishery organization in the Caspian Sea, he noted.
In October 2012, Razeqi said that the value of exports of Iran’s fishery sector will surpass $350 million in the current calendar year.
“The exports stood at $210 million last year,” Razeqi said, IRNA reported.
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.
Iran plans to increase annual caviar output by 10 fold to one ton in the current calendar year, Razeqi said in June.
Source: Tehran Times

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