20 February 2019 - 20:49
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Iran produces 46,000 tons of shrimps this year

Bushehr, Feb 20, IRNA – Director General for Shrimp and Sea Creatures in salty waters of Iran's Fishery Organization Vahid Madani said on Wednesday that production of shrimps in five provinces nationwide stood about 46,000 tons and it is expected the figure to increase by three to four thousand tons before year end.

Over 80 percent of the country's shrimps is produced in Bushehr and Hormozgan provinces, he said.

Iran's major shrimps are exported to European countries, Persian Gulf littoral states and China; he said adding that Russia has been targeted as Iran's new market for exports of shrimps and sea creatures.

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