EghtesadOnline: With an annual turnover of more than 6 trillion rials ($60 million), Mazandaran in northern Iran is the country’s most active province in fish farming and accounts for 18% of Iran’s production, the director general of Mazandaran Fisheries Organization said.
“There are 3,400 fish farms in Mazandaran, which produced 75,000 tons of fish as well as caviar in the last Iranian year (March 2017-18). We expect the figure to rise to 80,000 tons this year (March 2018-19),” Valiollah Mohammadzadeh was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
The official added that $9 million worth of fish and caviar were exported from the province during the first five months of the current Iranian year (started March 21).
Iraq, Russia, Afghanistan and Europe were the main export destinations, according to Financial Tribune.
According to Mohammadzadeh, fish farming has created more than 6,500 direct and indirect jobs in Mazandaran.