Low water levels and increasing salt concentration in Karoun river, a major river in southern Iran, has resulted in rising fish fatalities at the Khorramshahr Fish Farming Complex.
This complex started its activities as a conglomerate of 55 cooperatives in 1998 and expanded to include 88 cooperatives in 2016. The farm grows a variety of fish such as phytophagous, carp, amur, and bighead, and it has more than 1,000 employees.
Khorramshahr is a city located in the southern province of Khuzestan, which is rich in natural resources. (Mehr state-run News Agency – Aug. 06, 2018)