Iran's caviar output is projected to reach three tons in the next Iranian calendar year which starts on March 21, IRNA quoted the Iranian Fishery Organisation director Gholamreza Razeqi as saying.
Over one ton of caviar has been produced so far in the current year, half of it having been exported, he added.
Some five million sturgeon fries were released by the fishery organisation in the Caspian Sea, he noted.
In October 2012, Razeqi said the value of exports of Iran's fishery sector will surpass $350 million in the current calendar year.
"Exports stood at $210 million last year," Razeqi said.
Some 4000 tons of shrimp valued at around $17 million, was exported last year to the UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon, Australia and Spain, he said, adding that infrastructures have been provided to export 500 kilograms of caviar in the current year.