According to the public relations office of Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, Dr. Bahmani, said: "Since last year, the institute's approach has been directed towards joint cooperation with the private sector, where cage fish farming is one of the important priorities of these activities and we can achieve the determined goals by sharing thoughts and employing all the software and hardware capacities of each side. The head of Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute (Dr. Bahmani) added: "If we do not take full advantage of the opportunity, we will incur a loss. Because these consultations will lead to the creation of new technical ideas that beacon of the path of self-reliance and self-sufficiency.” Dr. Bahmani, stating that Bandar Lengeh station in the south of the country enjoys desirable facilities, said: “It is better to hold the meetings, with the presence of the private sector, researchers from research institutes in the south of the country and the center of Chabahar, Monthly to make the output of the agreements be lead to the development of an instruction and a single model in this field shortly. He emphasized that: "Although many activities have been carried out in the production of Sea Bass and Rachycentron Canadum juveniles at Bandar Lengeh, Bandar Imam Khomeini and Mahshahr stations, it is necessary to determine the priorities in the cage fish breeding sector to advance the projects based on the consultations. Because we believe that the private sector is part of the research body. Mr. Yousefi, CEO of Niksa, thanked Dr. Bahmani for establishing a close relationship with the company, and said: "Since Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, headed by Dr. Bahmani and the research team of the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Visited Niksa cages, the idea of cooperation for the implementation of the preferent research projects in this field was formed. He believes that the third circle of this industry needs a lot of studies and implementation of researches that requires the efforts of fisheries researchers. This missing circle is the production of juvenile for cages, which is fully dependent on foreign resources, and should be the priority. Although some researches have been done in this area, the results have not yet led to the supply of juvenile. Mr. Yousefi, stated: “Now, producing juvenile in each country, costs 13 to 14 thousand tomans per piece, which calls into question the economic justification of the industry. He presented a report on the progress of joint works and said: "Niksa is ready to work with fisheries researchers. Because the output of these researches will be fruitful for this company and the whole country.” Dr. Bahmani, while introducing the CEO of Niksa Company as an efficient manager, added: "The issue of cage fish farming is a matter of governance, prestige, nationalism and authoritarianism for the country. So we have created a network of research institutes in the south of the country for this industry to show its effectiveness as soon as possible.” He said: "After visiting the Niksa cages, a national working group was formed to produce aquatic vaccines and the role of each responsible agency was determined. It is hoped that by the end of the year, acceptable results will be achieved in this field.” Mr. Rameshi, Head of Lengeh port station, stated: “To implement the relevant projects, a series of structures are needed to eliminate the shortcomings by overlapping the two complexes. Also, to breed Rachycentron Canadum fish, seabed monitoring study, reduce fouling on cages and cultivate live food, proposals have been compiled that after finalization, their implementation will be on the agenda. Dr. Khosravi, one of the researchers of Niksa Company, while appreciating the efforts of scientists in the field of fisheries research, said: "Fortunately, the research institutes, especially Persian Gulf and Oman Sea Ecology Research Institute, have considerable technical knowledge which prevents re-errors and additional costs for Niksa. According to him, it is preferred to prepare a list of services that researchers can provide and the items that Niksa needs for cage fish farming to determine the priorities. Dr. Houshmand, the head of South Aquaculture Research Institute, while introducing the history of the research institute, added: "This set has a special ability and expertise in producing technical knowledge for breeding native fish. We can provide biotechnical packages of 3 types of fish farming to the private sector. In addition, the production of vaccines for some bacterial diseases is also in process, which can be done in Niksa cages.” Dr. Dashtian Nasab, head of Shrimp Research Institute, emphasizing that we have no choice but to use native fish, said: “Although in Shrimp Research Institute, most of the infrastructure is allocated for shrimp, but with the contract signed last year with Jahad Daneshgahi, the field for the production of baby fish is also provided. He believes that Shrimp Research Institute can cooperate with Niksa in fields such as disease monitoring, production of diagnostic kits and production of live food.
Dr. Azhdari, head of Offshore Fisheries Research Center- Chabahar, while introducing two types of live food to be used in cage fish farming and the readiness of the center to support the supply of breeders, suggested that planning for Argyrosomus Hololepidotus production, to be done as in developed countries. Dr. Pourmozafar, a member of the faculty of the institute, explained how Bandar Lengeh station works and said: " Rachycentron Canadum was selected due to adapting to the country's conditions and rapid growth in closed environments. So, local fishermen helped us with collecting Rachycentron Canadum fish and after transferring it to Lengeh port station, related works were done. Dr. Hafezieh, Vice President for Research and Technology, stated: " Rachycentron Canadum fish is a valuable species for this purpose that can create a great change in the industry." Emphasizing that the management of fowling will be implemented by the end of October at the latest, he added: "Continuous meetings regarding cage fish farming will solve the problems and identify strengths and weaknesses, and the research team will cooperate with the private sector full time.”. Dr. Mortazavi, the director of Persian Gulf and Oman Sea Ecology Research Institute, was also present at the meeting and made proposals to strengthen the infrastructure of Bandar Lengeh station and provide the necessary funds to advance the projects.