From FiS news on January 8, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev stated that the aquaculture industry has strong development potential and plans to set an annual output target of 600,000 tons. The country’s aquaculture production was 5,600 tons in 2018, and 7,400 tons and 9,400 tons in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan formulated the”Fisheries Development Plan”, which was approved by the government a week ago. The plan aims to increase the number of commercial aquaculture from 9,000 tons to 270,000 tons by 2030, which is 30 times the current number. To this end, construction 545 breeding bases.
It is estimated that the annual domestic fish consumption will increase to 134,000 tons, the export revenue will increase to 330 million U.S. dollars, and the import quantity will be reduced to 25,000 tons.