Export of freshwater king prawns from West Azerbaijan to Russia
The Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture of West Azerbaijan said: “The export of freshwater king prawns from West Azerbaijan to Russia, which is produced in the Aras Dam of this province, was signed with the signing of a contract between two Iranian and Russian companies.” Following the agreement between these Iranian and Russian companies, it has been decided that 50 tons of freshwater king prawns of this dam will be exported to Russia annually.
He estimated the foreign exchange earnings from the export of this amount of king prawns at about $ 400,000 and said: “Currently, king prawns of the province go to several European countries, including Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy, France and Central Asian countries such as Armenia and Azerbaijan.” And Turkey is exported, and through this, the country earns a significant exchange rate.
He continued: “Annually, more than 70 tons of freshwater king prawns are produced in the waters of Aras Dam and exported to other countries, which can be increased if the necessary conditions and financial resources are provided.”
According to IRNA, West Azerbaijan has the first rank in the production of freshwater king prawns and if the necessary bed is provided, this valuable food can be produced up to 270 tons per year. 6 fishing companies and cooperatives in the province are engaged in the production of this fish.