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August 6, 2013


Update/Statistics/New Farms


In July 2013, Ali Akbar Khodaei, secretary of the Iranian Shrimp Producers Association, said Iran’s cultured shrimp production is projected to reach 15,000 metric tons by the end of the current year (March 20, 2014), most of which will be exported.  Khodaei added that over 10,000 tons of cultured shrimp were produced last year, 60 percent of it exported.  “A large portion of our shrimp production was exported to, Iraq, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon and Egypt,” he said, noting that Spain and Italy were also customers, along with some countries in Southeastern Asian.  Khodaei said shortages of capital and feed were among major problems facing shrimp farmers.


According to Ali Nosrati, head of the Technical and Development Office of the Golestan Fishery Organization, two new 20-hectare shrimp farms have been set up in Gomishan, Golestan Province, at a cost of $488 thousand.


Source: Zawya.  2 Shrimp Farms Built in Golestan.  August 5, 2013.


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