Shrimp exports to reach 30,000 tons by March 20

January 20, 2019

TEHRAN- Iran’s export of shrimp is anticipated to reach 30,000 tons by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), Hassan Salehi, the head of Iran’s Fisheries Organization, announced.

In an interview with IRNA on Sunday, the official also said that over 24,000 tons of shrimp have been exported since the beginning of current calendar year (March 21, 2018).

Salehi put the shrimp output at near 38,000 tons in the past year, of which about 26,000 tons were exported at the price of $4.5 to $6 per kilo.

He also put the country’s annual worth of shrimp exports at $150 million.

As Arsalan Qasemi, the managing director of Iranian Sea Creatures Production and Export Union, has previously announced, Iran’s production of different types of fish is planned to reach 400,000 tons by the end of current Iranian calendar year.

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