News ID: 251418
Published: 0310 GMT April 14, 2019

Official: Iran, Oman poised to boost cooperation in fisheries

Official: Iran, Oman poised to boost cooperation in fisheries

Iran and Oman enjoy high capacities and potentials for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the field of fishery, said the head of Iran Fisheries Organization Nabiollah Khan-Mirzaei.

He made the remarks on Sunday in a meeting with visiting Hamad bin Said al-Awfi, the secretary of Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, saying, “Iran and Oman can boost ties in the fields of transfer of technical knowhow and experiences in aquaculture, fisheries and improving quality of products,” reported Mehr News Agency.

He said, the Sultanate of Oman enjoys cultural, social, political, economic, and security commonalities with Iran, adding, “Fair and suitable exchanges were conducted in the past in the fields of fishery activities between the two countries.”

He pointed to Iran’s fishery production, saying, “Currently, 500,000 tons of fish, 50,000 tons of farmed shrimps, 3,000 tons of sturgeon and a million ornamental fish are produced in the country annually.”

He went on to say that Iran is ready for making joint investment with Oman in the field of fishery and can provide the Omani side with its research achievements.

For his part, Hamad bin Said al-Awfi said the total production of aquatics in Oman reached 553,000 tons in 2018, showing a significant 50 percent growth as compared to a year earlier.”


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