Arsalan Qasemi, CEO of the Union Cooperative of Fish and Shrimp Farming, in interview with Tasnim said that China employs Iranian experts to farm 10 tons of caviar.
He then added "Of the 31 provinces of our country, 16 are suitable for reproducing sturgeons. He have 900 km of coastline, but they are not properly used.”
He pointed out "Last year we only produce 60 kg farmed caviar, while China uses Iranian experts to produce 10 tons of farmed caviar.”
Pointing to domestic and international sanctions as the biggest problems facing Iran’s fishery, he said "In the past 12 years we used to have a 300-ton production, but it reached 2 tons last year, which goes despite the fact that Iran is the origin [of caviar].”