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Growth in Iran’s Seafood Production, Exports

Per capita seafood consumption in Iran stood at 11.2 kilograms last year (March 2017-18), up from the preceding year’s 10.6 kilograms.Per capita seafood consumption in Iran stood at 11.2 kilograms last year (March 2017-18), up from the preceding year’s 10.6 kilograms.

More than 1.15 million tons of seafood were produced in Iran during the last Iranian year (March 2017-18), indicating a 5.5% increase compared with the year before, a deputy agriculture minister said.
“Over 480,000 tons of the sum were produced in fish farms across the country and the rest were caught from the sea,” Hassan Salehi was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
Salehi, who doubles as the head of Iran Fisheries Organization, added that more than 123,000 tons of seafood worth around $500 million were exported during the same period.

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