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Iran Seafood Exports Rise 37 Percent

Seafood Exports Rise 37 PercentSeafood Exports Rise 37 Percent

More than 82,450 tons of different kinds of seafood worth $283 million were exported from Iran in the nine months to Dec. 21, 2017, registering a 23% and 37% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year.

This was announced by Isa Golshahi, director general of Seafood Quality Improvement, Processing and Market Promotion Department affiliated to Iran Fisheries Organization.

Golshahi noted that shrimp exports stood at 15,177 tons worth over $72 million during the period under review, while a total of 15,049 tons of the seafood were exported last year (March 2016-17).

“Shrimp exports are estimated to reach 20,000 tons by the end of the current Iranian year [March 20],” the official was quoted as saying by Eranico.


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