Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev has named potential markets where Kazakhstan can export its fish products.
Mirzagaliyev said Kazakhstan was in good place to ramp up fish production and increase its export volumes.
“There are huge potential markets for export right next to us,” said Mirzagaliyev, adding that Kazakhstan could export up to 3 million tons of fish products per year to neighboring Russia and China. Given the existing water resources, according to the minister, Kazakhstan can increase volumes of fish production by 600,000 tons.
“We can ramp up exports volume tenfold. It will allow creating at least 100,000 workplaces in the domestic fish industry. The ministry will work further in order to make sure the inner market is saturated with domestic fish products,” he added. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)