Iran: Farmed sturgeon meat, caviar output projected to increase

Financial Tribune – Iran’s production of farmed sturgeon meat is expected to reach 3,400 tons by the end of the current Iranian year (March 19, 2020), says the head of Iran Fisheries Organization.

Nabiollah Khoun-Mirzaei added that farmed caviar production is expected to reach 800 kilograms by the fiscal yearend.

According to the official, Iran produced 2,800 tons of sturgeon meat as well as 590 kilograms of farmed caviar in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2019), Mehr News Agency reported.

Iran’s total seafood output reached 1.26 million tons last year from around 32,000 tons on average in the last four decades.