Apr 13, 2020, 1:27 PM
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Iran exports 7,000 tons of aquatic food products to Iraq

Shahr-e Kord, April 13, IRNA - Iran has exported over 7,000 tons of aquatic food products to the neighboring country of Iraq during the past Iranian calendar year ended on March 19, 2020, an agricultural official of southwestern Iranian province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari stated on Monday.

The province has produced more than 200,000 tons of aquatic food last year, Tahmoures Fattahi told IRNA.

He added that the province is planned to increase its aquatic food exports in the current Iranian year named by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as "Surge in Production."

Fattahi announced that Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari  Province produces 40 percent of aquatic food of the country.

As the official said, the province has the capacity of producing 240,000 tons of aquatic food in a year, meanwhile, the production capacity would double after identifying the target markets.

Fattahi further noted that Middle East's biggest unit of producing aquatic food is active in the industrial city of Shahr-e Kord.

Shahr-e Kord, 97 km of southweat ofcentral Iranian province of Isfahan, has ancient hills around itself, the hills which date back to millenniums B.C.

Also, Shahr-e Kord is the  first in Iran regarding its capacity to breed salmon.

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