Medes, supplier of frozen & fresh Ribbon fish 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!

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 specification imports 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!

Ribbon Fish Spices

In Iranian waters, there are five species of ribbon fish: Japanese cutlassfish (Trichiurus Lepturus), Pearly hairtail (Trichiurus Auriga), Crested hairtail (Tentoriceps Cristatus), Smallhead hairtail (Eupleurogrammus Muticus), and Longteeth hairtail (Eupleurogrammus Glossodon). Among them, only the Japanese cutlassfish is considered a commercial fish. The other species are regarded as by-catch and lack significant commercial value. For further details, you can visit the website of Iran’s specialized aquatic authority.

Ribbon fish Coughing Locations

Ribbon fish is mainly caught along the coast of the Oman Sea and the Persian Gulf in southern Iran. Additionally, some large ships venture into open seas to catch cutlassfish. Throughout the year, these fish are brought to over 60 fishing docks in the south of Iran. At Medes Food, we have local representatives stationed at commercial ports, ready to welcome fishing fleets upon their arrival.
Additionally, as a trusted ribbon fish supplier and exporter, we are proud to deliver the finest Iranian frozen fish to satisfy seafood enthusiasts worldwide.

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Experience Iran’s finest Ribbon fish, sustainably sourced and available for export all year round with us – a true choice for seafood importers worldwide.

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How Ribbon Fish are Caught?

Using Net

1. Trawling with Nets: This method, carried out by trawlers, yields the highest volume of catch due to its efficiency. However, it also results in decreased quality as it gathers both small and large fish, reducing overall product quality and size, hence leading to lower prices.

2. Bottom Nets: Similar to trawling, bottom nets also face challenges in maintaining quality due to catching various fish species simultaneously, resulting in relatively less harvest compared to trawling.

3. String Nets: These nets are left in the water for an extended period, causing fish to die inside. While this method captures larger fish, the extended duration affects product quality negatively.

Using hook

hooking the ribbon fish

This method involves placing hooks along the coastline. Ribbon fish are attracted to these hooks, especially at night when they surface. The catch from this method comprises the largest and highest quality fish. Since it’s fast-paced, fish caught at night are promptly sent for processing, ensuring freshness and superior quality in the final product.

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Processing of Ribbon Fish in Iran

Ribbon Fish Primary Transport

After catching ribbon fish using the mentioned methods, ships and boats dock at Iranian ports. Here, small refrigerator trucks equipped with ice water compartments await to transfer the cargo from the boat compartments to the truck’s saltwater tub compartment. Because ribbon fish are highly sensitive to temperature and pressure, only a small amount of them are submerged in the ice water.
Moreover, to combat the extreme heat, southern ports are equipped with roofed loading docks. ensuring the transfer process takes place in the shade, maintaining the quality of the catch.

Sorting and Packing of Ribbon Fish

Once the trucks carrying the fresh ribbon fish arrive at the nearest processing area, the tubs of ice water are promptly transferred to the factory hall. Sorting and packing procedures are carried out manually to ensure the delicate nature of the fish is preserved. With the help of fifty skilled personnel, approximately 20 tons of fish are packed within 24 hours.
Sorting is primarily based on size, freshness of the meat texture, and the extent of external damage. This meticulous process ensures that appropriate ribbon fish are supplied and packed for export.

Ribbon Fish Storing

The primary method for freezing ribbon fish is BQF, although we also accommodate customer requests for IQF. Our modern equipment and techniques ensure that our frozen ribbon fish for export are handled with utmost care. With a capacity exceeding 5 thousand tons, our palletized products are stored below 18 degrees Celsius.

We maintain regular temperature control and have emergency power backups in place to guarantee optimal storage conditions. Our loading and unloading facilities are designed to facilitate smooth operations, ensuring that the quality of our frozen hairtail fish remains at the highest possible level.

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Document Preparation and Export Readiness for Ribbon Fish

At Medes company the ribbon fish supplier and exporter, we specialize in efficiently handling these tasks with precision. Our team will manage all necessary paperwork to ensure that Iran’s ribbon fish meets all the required export standards. This includes obtaining and organizing essential documents such as legal papers, health certificates, and quality control test results, demonstrating the smart choice of origin, and adherence to international and local market regulations.

Our stringent quality control measures involve proper handling, storage, and packaging of the frozen ribbon fish for export, coupled with rigorous tests and inspections to guarantee they are free from contaminants or diseases. Additionally, we ensure compliance with market-specific labelling, specifications, and documentation requirements to prevent 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 thrilled to announce that we supply and export ribbon fish from Iran to numerous countries worldwide. Our frozen ribbon fish is shipped to various destinations, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and more. We take pride in offering our customers premium Iranian frozen seafood products.