August 10, 2011
Fish production in Georgia needs government assistance
Georgia has potential to develop trout farming, but needs government assistance.
Under the Soviet Union, fish production amounted to 100,000-125,000 tonnes. These numbers are not exact, but the rate should be extremely low, according to economist Emir Giorgobiani.
According to the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture, Georgian fish, such as anchovy, are exported to Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey and Ukraine. Trout export was planned as well, but saw no takers. High prices and small amount of production were likely reasons for this.