Medes, supplier of frozen & fresh Lobster from Iran

Welcome to MEDES Iranian ribbon fish supplier and exporter! Hairtail fish (Trichiurus lepturus) also known as cutlassfish is a key catch in Iranian waters, with over 100,000 tons harvested annually. We export all our frozen ribbon fish stock from Iran, primarily to East Asia, especially China and Vietnam. Our team ensures top-notch packaging and standard specifications for every shipment.

In recent years, the demand for import ribbon fish has surged, attracting many international buyers to our southern ports. Despite the challenges in supplying, we pride ourselves on being a trusted partner for global importers. Explore the journey of hairtail fish from catch to delivery with us!

Lobster is widely recognized as one of the most valuable and sought-after seafood globally, with increasing demand each year. Iran exports live, chilled, and frozen lobsters, and as one of the main suppliers and exporters, Medes Group is committed to supporting importers worldwide.

As your trusted partner, we specialize in supplying and exporting lobsters, as well as other Iranian crustaceans such as shrimp and crabs. We continuously strive for excellence in every aspect of our service. Each shipment of frozen, live, or fresh lobster from Iran undergoes meticulous inspection to ensure it meets the highest standards.

Our commitment is to provide safe lobster exports at competitive prices, tailored to the customer’s desired volume. You can depend on us as your dedicated supplier and exporter of Iranian seafood products.

Lobster Spices

In the waters of the northern Oman Sea and Persian Gulf, two species of lobster are found: the rock lobster, also known as marine crayfish or spiny lobster (Panulirus homarus), and the flathead lobster, also known as sand lobster or slipper Lobster (Thenus orientalis). Both species are commercially valuable, and we supply them for export. For more information, for detailed information click here.

Lobster Coughing Locations

Firstly, it’s important to note that lobster breeding in Iran has been successfully conducted in concrete ponds as an experiment. Baby lobsters are collected from the sea and transferred to these ponds, where they grow to adulthood.

Secondly, the majority of lobsters reaching commercial consumption in Iran, especially for exports, are caught by fishermen in the Baluchistan province along the coast of the Oman Sea.

As a dedicated Iranian lobster exporter, we manage the entire supply chain in this province. This includes fishing, processing, and transportation, ensuring exceptional services for our customers. We take pride in being your trusted live lobster supplier, guaranteeing a reliable source of these prized seafood products.

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Experience Iran’s finest Lobster, sustainably sourced and available for export all year round with us

A true choice for seafood importers worldwide.

Iran, The world number one producer

How Lobsters are Caught?


Diving for lobsters involves experienced divers descending into the depths of the ocean to hand-select each lobster from its natural habitat. This method allows for careful and selective harvesting, ensuring that only the highest quality lobsters are captured.

Our team of expert divers operates with precision and respect for marine ecosystems, carefully adhering to regulations and guidelines to protect lobster populations and their habitats. By choosing to harvest lobsters through diving, we minimize the impact on the surrounding environment and maintain the integrity of the ocean ecosystem.

Crab Traps

Crab traps, also known as lobster pots or lobster traps, are designed to lure lobsters with bait and then trap them inside. These traps are strategically placed on the ocean floor in areas known for lobster abundance. Once a lobster enters the trap to investigate the bait, it becomes ensnared, allowing fishermen to retrieve the trap later.

This method of lobster fishing is preferred for its minimal impact on the surrounding environment and its selective harvesting approach. By using lobster pots, we can target specific lobster species while minimizing bycatch and reducing damage to underwater habitats.

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Processing of Lobster in Iran

Lobster Primary Transport

Transporting live lobsters from the fishing port to the processing plant is generally smoother compared to other aquatic animals like shrimp and oily fish. The main challenge is the relatively small volume obtained from each catch, which makes transportation a bit tricky due to the long distances between fishing ports and the need to keep this aggressive species alive. As lobster exporters, our focus is on efficiently managing the supply chain to maximize daily catch collection.

Sorting and Packing of Lobster

In Iran, all lobsters meant for export undergo processing at fisheries centers after being caught, similar to other products. Initially, fresh lobsters are sorted by size and then classified based on quality. Following this, packaging is customized according to customer preferences. Lobsters are available in fresh or frozen forms, with frozen options including whole lobsters or just the tails.

At Medes, an Iranian lobster supplier and exporter, we ensure high-quality sorting and processing by employing skilled personnel and conducting thorough inspections three times. Our goal is to ensure maximum satisfaction for buyers worldwide.

Lobster Storing

For frozen products, we store them in a refrigerator at -18 degrees Celsius and pack them in standard export cartons to meet quality standards and obtain necessary legal approvals. And For live lobster orders, we promptly place them in foam boxes with ice powder and swiftly send them to customs-approved centers at airports upon receiving permission.

In summary, as a top-tier lobster supplier, we take full responsibility for our products from sale to consumption, ensuring quality and meeting all contractual obligations.

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Document Preparation and Export Readiness for Ribbon Fish

At Medes Company, as a leading live lobster supplier and exporter, we excel in efficiently managing these tasks with precision. Our dedicated team handles all necessary paperwork meticulously to ensure that Iran’s fresh lobster meets all required export standards. This includes acquiring and organizing essential documents such as legal papers, health certificates, and quality control test results. This demonstrates our commitment to being a reliable source and our adherence to both international and local market regulations.

Our strict quality control measures encompass proper handling, storage, and packaging of both fresh and frozen lobster for export. We conduct thorough tests and inspections to ensure they are free from contaminants or diseases. Furthermore, we ensure compliance with market-specific labeling, specifications, and documentation requirements to avoid any delays or rejections during the import or export process.

World Wide Market for Iranian Ribbon Fish

Export Destination of Ribbon Fish from Iran

We’re excited to share that we supply and export lobsters from Iran to numerous countries worldwide. Our frozen and fresh lobsters are shipped to various destinations, including Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East. We take pride in providing our customers with premium seafood products from Iran.