TEHRAN (Dispatches) –Iran’s Mazandaran’s provincial fisheries chief Valiollah Mohammadzadeh on Wednesday told the media that the country has tripled its caviar exports in the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year.
"The export of Iranian black caviar from Mazadaran province has tripled in the first three months of the Iranian calendar year of 1397 compared with the same period of 1396,” Mohammadzadeh said.
The official recounted that in the same period of the last year Iran had exported worth nearly $3 million of caviar aquaculture production while in the current year the output trade of caviar has registered $10 million in the first quarter.
He added that significant investment has been done in the area of aquaculture production in the past couple of years and "from now there would be siginifant rise in caviar and caviar meat export of Iran in each year”.
He forecasted that Iran would have exported 2,000,000 kilograms of sturgeon meat and 2500 kilogram of caviar by the end of the current Iranian year of 1397 on March 21, 2019.
He recounted that currently there are 18 caviar farms in Mazandaran province of Iran.