New partnership promises to bring more trout eggs, healthier trout meals to Iran

Published on
December 21, 2016

Troutlodge Inc. subsidiary Hendrix Genetics and Mobarakandish, a leading animal breeding company in Iran, have agreed to both produce and distribute Troutlodge *trout eggs in Iran.

Iran will be treated to high-quality trout eggs and healthier trout meals as an outcome of the agreement, said the two companies in a joint news release. Within three to six years, the partnering entities expect to capture “a substantial market share of trout eggs in Iran,” they said.

“The collaboration with Dr. Nejati and the Mobarakandish Advanced Technologies creates the possibility to support the growing Iranian trout industry with Troutlodge’s best quality trout eggs,” said Troutlodge CEO Steve Brown said.

The agreement is built upon the following terms:

  • A joint venture under which Mobarakandish, which is owned by Ardeshir Nejati and Davood Saneei, will construct and operate trout egg broodstock centers in Iran, where trout egg production can be carried out in large scale in local environments.
  • The support of Hendrix Genetics with over 70 years of Troutlodge expertise of breeding and genetics.
  • The continuation of Troutlodge to export trout eggs from its U.S. and U.K. breeding operations to Iran, but under the direction, guidance and support of Dr. Ardeshir Nejati of Mobarakandish Advanced Technologies. With further support from the liaison and initiator of this project, John Dentler, Sales and Marketing Director of Troutlodge.

“This partnership enables us to produce Troutlodge trout eggs in Iran and will give the Iranian industry a welcome lift. Along with imports from the Troutlodge facilities in the US and Europe, it will provide the Iranian industry with a reliable supply of healthy, disease free eggs,” added Mobarakandish-owner Nejati.

Iran is one of the world’s leading producers and consumer markets for rainbow trout, generating up to 120,000 metric tons of rainbow trout annually. The freshwaters resources in Iran, including its inland lakes, rivers and brackish waters of the Caspian Sea provide it with an advantage when working to grow rainbow trout to market size.

“This agreement will make a significant and positive impact in trout aquaculture in Iran, and further support the development of Hendrix Genetics as the global leader in aquaculture breeding,” Neil Manchester, Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics’ Aquaculture Business Unit, said.


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