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Video—New, Big-Pond Project on the Caspian Sea

 

   

 

This two-and-a-half-minute video shows a shrimp harvest at a 1,000-hectare shrimp farm—with plans to expand to 4,000 hectares—on Iran’s portion of the Caspian Sea.  The first individual you see in the video is Dr. Abdolhay, Iran’s Deputy of Aquaculture.  The second individual, in a wheelchair, is Dr. Salehi, Head of Iran’s Fisheries Organization.  The other individuals you see are the farm owners.  The language is Farsi.

 

The Caspian Sea has a salinity of 14 parts per thousand (PPT), but at the farm’s intake, the salinity is 18-20 PPT.  Shrimp grow much faster here than they do on Iran’s portion of the Persian Gulf or on the Gulf of Oman, where most Iranian shrimp farms locate, but the growout season is only four-and-a-half months long on the Caspian Sea because of cooler water temperatures during the winter.

 

Sources: 1. YouTube.  Iran Shrimp Farming in Desert, Gomishan District.  September 20, 2017.  2. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, September 26, 2017.

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