This year, 60 to 70 tons of Artemia eggs or cysts in the country are needed to feed shrimp, ornamental fish, sturgeon and larvae of sea fish. The head of the country's Artemia Research Center said: In Iran, more than 10 tons of adult Artemia and one thousand kilograms of Artemia cyst are produced.
He also added: Artemia is one of the strategic foods of shrimp in the larval stage, and according to the production plan, about 60,000 tons of shrimp should be produced in the country by 1400. Currently Cyst and Artemia Mature are being produced in the provinces of Kerman and West Azerbaijan
Neloui-Fard, about the world price of Artemia cyst, told that: The price of Artemia cyst varies from $ 50 to $ 150 per kilogram depending on the quality.
He also mentioned that: The world's largest production of Artemia is 2,000 tons per year, which is in the Great Salt Lake of the United States.
-Frad also stated that: In Iran, the lakes of Urmia, Qom and Miqan Arak with permanent water have a reliable potential for the production of Artemia.
Source of the news: Public relations of the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture
Translated by: F.KH