The official made the remarks recalling that in the previous Iranian calendar year, a total of 21 thousand tons of shrimp had been produced 14 thousand tons of which had been deployed to international markets.
Khodaei, while estimating that the country will produce about 30,000 tons of the product, said shrimp harvest will kick off in one month’s time in Hormozgan Province.
He went on to estimate that, unlike the last year’s export figure which stood at 14 thousand tons, around 21 thousand tons of shrimp will be exported in the present year.
As such, volume of shrimp export is expected to climb by 9,000 tons, said the official expressing hope that the over output level will exceed the estimated figure of 30 thousand tons.
On exports to the Russian Federation, Iran's Fisheries Union head said sales of fisheries to Russia are being conducted similar to the past in that they have a slow but natural pace.
“Nevertheless, Iran’s ties with the Eurasian country become closer every year,” underlined Khodaei.
He said major export destinations for the Iranian shrimp included Southeast Asian countries, particularly Vietnam and China, Arabic neighbors, especially the UAE, European Union countries and Russia