Iranian fish farms suffer USD 170 million in flood damage

Published on
August 26, 2022
A group of Iranian workers pull on a net.

Iran, which boasts one of the fastest-growing aquaculture sectors in the Middle East, has suffered huge losses after recent floods destroyed several fish farms and related infrastructure – wiping out an estimated 7,800 metric tons (MT) of unharvested fish.

Iran was hit by heavy rainfall in the second half of July, causing rivers to overflow and causing floods that led to casualties and significant infrastructural damage, according to a report by relief agencies ...

Photo courtesy of Iran News Agency

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