ArmInfo. In Armenia, it is planned to develop a strategy for the development of fish farming. On February 2, the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia, Ignat Arakelyan, received the representatives of the public organization "Union of Armenian Fish Growers".
According to the press service of the RA Ministry of Agriculture, during the meeting the situation in the field of fish farming, the existing problems and ways of their solution were discussed. Particular attention was paid to the conservation of fish such as ishkhan and sturgeon, as well as the formation of market prices for fish products. Fish farmers stressed that the reduction in current prices for fish products will create an unfavorable situation for increasing production and further development of the sphere.
Participants of the meeting noted that in 2017, in comparison with 2016, the export volumes of fish products, including caviar, increased. At the same time, due to the growing demand in foreign markets for products from Armenia, conditions have been created for the development of domestic fish production.
During the meeting, issues related to increasing the capacity of enterprises for the production of fish products, export growth, the use of innovative technologies, and the competitiveness of Armenian products in foreign markets were discussed.
The Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia instructed the staff of the department together with the "Union of Armenian Fish Growers" to develop and submit for discussion the program package for the development of the sphere. The package should include all the priority tasks.