4.5 tons of caviar produced in Iran exported last year

Updated Jul 22, 2021
“In addition 3,500 tons of sturgeon meat was produced last year of which 1,000 tons worth $10 million was exported,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA. Forty-five percent of Iran’s caviar output is exported and rest is used locally as nutritional food and in cosmetics products, the Golshahi said. He elaborated that almost 65% of Iran’s caviar is purchased by European companies. “Russia is one of the biggest customers of Iran’s sturgeon meat.“Iran’s caviar and sturgeon fish are also exported to the Persian Gulf littoral states including the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait as well as Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Malaysia, China and Japan.”Caspian Sea, in the north of Iran, is the world’s primary and largest habitat of the beluga, the most famous sturgeon species, as well as four other sturgeon species.However, the deteriorating conditions in the Caspian Sea has long been threatening this fish with extinction. The declining sturgeon population and the ban on fishing have hurt Iran’s ...
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