Tilapia Case Study

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Tilapia is imported and marketed locally. The demand for frozen skin-less tilapia fillet is growing. However, locall farming and production of tilapia is waiting for getting license from local environment authorities. There is an opportunity to market formulated tilapia products in Iran due to good sensory attributes. Significantly large quantities of carps are produced in Iran. Currently, all carps are marketed domestically in fresh or chilled form except for some quantities exported to neighboring countries. There is a promising market for value-added carp products such as fish burger, sausages, fish nuggets and fish balls. The fisheries sector produces large volumes of shrimp both through capture fisheries and aquaculture. About 85 to 90 percent of the shrimp production is being exported mainly to Europu. The present range of shrimp products could be further expanded to include value-added products such as head-on shrimp, peeled tail-on shrimp and breaded and battered products both for domestic and export markets. Value-added shrimp products have a very good potential in international markets and its local market is growing. Only fresh and chilled shrimp is marketed in local markets in coastal provinces. Crab, sharks, ribbon fish, cat fish, squid and cuttlefishes and…show more content…
Most of these are currently utilized for the production of fishmeal. Fishmeal is used as poultry feed and the production of aquaculture feed. A smaller portion of bycatch is used for the preparation of dried, salted and fermented fish products. A small part of the bycatch species such as croakers, threadfin breams and goat fishes, which have white meat, are used by the processing plants to develop mince/ surimi and related value-added products. Fish protein isolate/ fish protein powder , fish hydrolyses, fish silage etc. can be developed fish processing byproducts, provide a good opportunity for better utilization of fish by

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