Iranian Marine Products Export to Exceed $100m
Iran will boost its fishing activities to exceed the revenues of the exported marine products to $100 million, Iran's official news agency (IRNA) reported.
Deputy chief of Iran's Fisheries Organization in charge of fishing ports, Lotfollah Saidi was quoted by the agency as saying that the caviar export will make up 50 percent of this amount, adding that the value of marine products exported last year amounted to $63 million.
He added that some $155 million has been allocated for the purchase of nine fishing trawlers in a bid to increase the fisheries capacity of the country.
With the start of shrimp farming season in the southern provinces, over 1600 tons of various shrimps have been caught in the first phase of the fishing season, Saidi told IRNA, adding that 14 new fishing ports are now under construction, five of them will be added to the present 67 fishing ports by March 2001 - Albawaba.com
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