EghtesadOnline: Iran has exported seafood to 57 countries during March 21-Oct. 22 Seafood Exports Surge 60% to $172 Million in Seven Months.
More than 88,000 tons of seafood worth $172 million were exported from Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22), registering a 15% and 60% rise in tonnage and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year, according to the head of Iran’s Seafood Producers and Exporters Union.
“So far this year, we have exported seafood to 57 countries,” Ali Akbar Khodaei was also quoted as saying by ILNA.
According to the official, Iran’s seafood industry has created about 260,000 direct jobs.
“About 50% of the jobs in processing firms, conserve industries, research and development departments and education centers are held by women,” he said.