The cage fish farming project is one of the priority projects of the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, which can have a significant impact on reducing the use of freshwater resources and on the use of seabed. At the meeting, which was held at the session hall of the Iranian Fisheries Science and Research Institute, Dr. Bahmani said: Although according to the goals set, the production of 100,000 tons of fish in cages for this year and 150,000 tons for next year is on the agenda, but given the current situation, there is a long way to go to reach the set goals. He added: It seems that accurate pathology should be performed in this field in order to draw and develop a specific and logical framework for it. Since this project has a long process such as the rainbow trout eyed egg production project and the rainbow trout selective breeding project, it is necessary to provide the infrastructure for it first. Dr. Bahmani emphasized: The signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Iranian Fisheries Science and Research Institute and the Niksa Company is one of the examples that can lead to bilateral cooperation between the public and private sectors. Dr. Haghighi, the executor of the cage fish farming project in the country, said that this project is one of the projects of the Resistance Economy Headquarters. He added: The Iran Fisheries Organization is also aware of the complexity of this issue and has accepted the commitment to reach the production of 100,000 tons of fish, provided that the requirements are met. He said: Currently, due to the need for selective breeding and production of vaccines for fish farmed in marine cages, the Iranian Fisheries Science and Research Institute will have a heavier responsibility. Dr. Haghighi continued: Fortunately, the guaranteed purchase of fish has been accepted in the government, which can also be used for fish produced in cages. Of course, the price will vary depending on the species and size of the fish. Then, Dr. Hafezieh, Dr. Sharifian, Dr. Hossein Zadeh and Dr. Ghaednia from the institute expressed their views on this issue. Then, Mr. Izadi from the Iran Fisheries Organization pointed out that the problems in this area are quite clear and mentioned: Sanctions, the issue of real estate collateral and the reduction of bank profits as well as the scarcity of native species are among the most important issues to be addressed. According to him, the private sector is ready for financial participation in projects related to cage fish farming. The potential of the private sector can be exploited in production chain management as well as research on different species. In the end, Dr. Bahmani stated that the research sector will be with the executive sector full time. He continued: The entry of exotic species into the water resources is not correct. Upon the completion of the action plan, suitable native species will be introduced. He suggested creating two sites to support the production of native juvenile fish for cage fish farming in the north and south of the country in cooperation with the Iran Fisheries Organization. Dr. Bahmani mentioned: The production of the second generation of zander became accustomed to manual feeding and the aquaculture biotechnology of Caspian white fish and Salmo trutta caspius are other important projects in the field of cage fish farming. He emphasized: It is better to form a consortium along with the holding company, so that all stakeholders can benefit from it.