According to the public relations office of the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), the meeting of the Agricultural Research Council was held in Shahid Esmaili Rad Hall with the presence of Dr. Mojtaba Khayyam Nekouei, Deputy Minister and Head of the Organization, Dr. Mardi, Senior Advisor of the Organization, Dr. Mokhber, Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Dr. Hossein Jafari, Deputy Minister of Research and Technology, Mr. Karim Ahmadi, Deputy Minister of Resource Development and Management, Dr. Moayyedi, Deputy Minister of Organization and Head of AREEO, General Managers of the Organization's Headquarters and other members of the Research Council.
Dr. Khayyam Nekouei announced the signing of the country's food security document by the Minister of Agriculture-Jahad and sending it to the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution and added: “AREEO as the plenipotentiary representative of the Ministry of Agriculture-Jahad and the head of AREEO as the secretary of the country's food security commission is responsible for following up and approval of this document in the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution and we hope that this document will be approved as soon as possible, as a starting point for the field of food security in the country.”
Referring to the importance of the national food security document, Dr. Khayyam Nekouei announced the formation of a strategic headquarter for the implementation of the document with the presence of the president or the deputy minister and several ministers for the first time in the country and added: “With the approval of the generalities of this document in the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, this is the first time that the food security document is presented at the level of the president or the first vice president in the country.”
He called it very important to present the achievements of the organization's research centers during the provincial trips of the President and said: “This approach can bring more attention to the importance of research in the country's agricultural sector.”
Dr. Khayyam Nekouei pointed out the necessity of interaction between national institutes and provincial research centers and targeted planning, and emphasized the importance of entering into the activities of the groups and supporting effective projects in the sector that solve the problems of the agricultural sector.
The head of AREEO spoke about the constructive interactions of this organization with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology at this time and mentioned this opportunity as an exceptional opportunity to develop a comprehensive plan for the educational system of the agricultural sector.
Dr. Khayyam Nekouei called for the implementation of the macro policies of the organization at the top of the programs of the institutes and research centers, and while emphasizing the removal of non-priority projects from the agenda of the activities of the institutes and centers of the organization, stated: “Institutes and research centers should prioritize their challenges and determine the necessary strategy in order to prepare the set of necessary measures.”
Referring to the fact that the summarization of the programs in the research council of the organization can play the role of a guideline, he emphasized on the increase of knowledge-based companies in the compilation of the 2022 programs of the institutes and research centers of the organization and called for changing the strategy on this basis.
Dr. Mahmoud Bahmani, head of IFSRI, presented the programs of this institute in 2022 in this meeting of the research council. He started his report in the field of fisheries, and pointing at the expected statistics in this field.
He stated the continuous harvest of stocks and fishing resources, preserve and maintain biological capacity, produce a new generation of stocks and fishing resources, protect vulnerable and endangered species, maintain jobs created in the fishing sector, preserve aquatic habitats, especially in the management of shrimp fishing in Hormozgan, Bushehr and Khuzestan provinces, preserving the livelihood of coastal residents, maintaining the ecological balance in the three biomes of the Persian Gulf, the Oman Sea, and the Caspian Sea, and preserving genetic resources, as the socio-economic effects of carrying out stock assessment projects in the past and the future.
Dr. Bahmani talked about the effective cases in the field of aquaculture (fish farming in cages) and shrimp farming.
He explained the program of the institute regarding knowledge-based companies and the new growth center for forecasting the projects of the year 2022 about the promotion of the pattern of aquatic consumption by implementing research projects of aquatic consumption, developing aquatic consumption through the development of fish restaurants, promoting the culture of aquatic consumption by making videos and clips and the increase in variety of products. Then the outlines of the plans and foreseen projects for carp fish, sturgeon, Rainbow Trout, Tilapia and shrimp were presented to achieve the goals of the transformation document.
Dr. Bahmani explained the technological priorities requested by the Iranian Fisheries Organization and the country's research and technology priorities in the horizon of 2022 to 2026 in another part of the report.
The head of IFSRI said: “The institute with the wide range of specialized activities in various fields has only one macro plan approved by the organization called the Macro Plan for the Quantitative and Qualitative Improvement of Fish Production, therefore, to achieve the goals of the aquatic production programs, it is necessary for the titles of biologic macro plans and assessment of aquatic resources, Responsible production of marine fish in cages, responsible production of cold-water fish (trout), responsible production of warm-water fish (carp), shrimp and crustacean production, responsible production of sturgeon, responsible tilapia production, the production of algae and aquatic plants and the macro plan for the processing and production of biological products to be approved.”
He stated the research priorities of each center and research institute affiliated to IFRSI and said: “Mass production of Vannamei shrimp free from specific diseases (SPF) brood stock, technical knowledge of biosilage production from fish waste, mass production of juvenile fish, production of tilapia in the biofloc system and the transfer of the Caspian Sea salmon breeding technology are of the institute's distinguished technological projects and can be assigned to the knowledge-based private sector in 2022."
Dr. Bahmani, explained the program of the institute in the deputy of extension and transfer of research findings with titles such as the level of education, promotion, consultation and transfer of knowledge with the private, executive and academic sectors, indicative activities in the field of promotion and predicting its effectiveness in 2022, the program of the institute to create a promotional model site in 2022 and to create 5 model sites in 5 provinces of the country.
He presented a report on the field of the deputy of planning and support of the human resources during the years 1999 to 2021, comparative statistics of manpower in 2021 and 2022, changes in the human resources of IFSRI from 2021 to 2022 with the recruitment of new personnel and the forecast of the performance of the plan for the development, completion, equipping and supply of machinery and preservation of genetic resources.
Predicting the effective results of the institute's research activities in 2022 was presented by mentioning titles such as: introduction of a new species of shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus, known as the kuruma shrimp, native to the Persian Gulf to the country's shrimp farming industry - introduction of the second probiotic shrimp to the industry - production of salmon VHS viral disease detection kit , the added value of aquatic wastes, production of canned fish tuna using head bone hydrolysis gelatin, breeding Cobia fish for the cage fish farming industry, introduction of biotechniques for breeding Asian seabass to prevent or reduce the import of larvae - breeding sailfin fish for the first time in the country, the production of super male salmon brood stock, pneumatic technology in the extraction of female salmon brood stock eggs, introduction of ornamental fish stocks in the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea, determination of the optimal harvest limit for bony fish and Black Sea sprat in the Caspian Sea, extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus algae, introduction of new models for improving the quality of caviar and survival in the reproduction stages of sturgeon, creating a big data bank of spatial database and implementation and launching the WEB GIS system - a proposal on how to organize and improve the efficiency of the reproduction and restoration centers of the Iranian Fisheries Organization with the capacities of Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute.