Iran, Norway to develop aqua industries

The heads of Iran and Iran and Norway Veterinary Organization announced bilateral readiness to enhance further cooperation between the two sides.

Iran (IMNA) - Referring to fish farming in cages or cage culture as a newfangled industry and by considering Iran's favorable conditions for the expansion of fish farming in the cage, Alireza Rafieeipour, the head of Iran's Veterinary Organization on the sidelines of the fourth OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health in Chile said, "Iran is capable of producing more than 300 thousand tons of cage fish; so, we are seeking more cooperation between the two governmental universities and private sectors within the context of Iran's resilient economy.

Upon the request of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the head of the Norwegian Veterinary Organization, Carlos das Neves, also expressed his willingness to cooperate more closely under the Bilateral Protocol between the two countries. He also said that Norway is fully prepared to assist Iran in the development of fish breeding in floating cages in health, diagnostic, surveillance, equipment and facilities fields.

"The role of governments in managing fish breeding in cages will continue to be essential for the industry to be successful in Iran," Carlos das Neves added.Fish farming involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures such as fish ponds, usually for food. It is the principal form of aquaculture, while other methods may fall under mariculture. 

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