Minister of Agriculture Jihad declared: Forty - fold increase in fisheries production and ten - fold increase in fish consumption per capita in the country. Minister of Agriculture Jihad said fishery production in the country has increased forty - fold since the Islamic Revolution and has grown from about 30,000 tons in 1978 to more than 1.2 million tons in 2018.Mr. Mahmoud Hojati said on Sunday during a regular meeting with the heads of agricultural research institutes that fish consumption per capita per capita in the country has increased ten - fold from about one kilogram to more than ten kilograms.He stated that increasing productivity of production resources is the basic strategy of the Ministery of Agriculture Jihad and emphasized: It is necessary to expand international communication and interactions and to utilize the latest knowledge and technologies and new research findings to increase productivity in agricultural production including fisheries products.Minister of Agriculture Jihad emphasized the need to pay attention to the effectiveness of the results of agricultural research and added: Fisheries science research
should focus on the production chain from production of broodstock to effective factors in increasing aquaculture production in farms as well as maintaining aquatic health and care against diseases. About marine fish farming, Mr. Hojati said: The marine fish production chain needs to be strengthened to meet program goals.