Iran Tiger Shrimp

Welcome to Medesfood, the official website of the leading exporter and supplier of tiger shrimp from Iran. We are your gateway to a world of exceptional seafood. Our pride lies in offering you an exclusive collection of frozen tiger shrimp, sourced directly from the pristine waters of the Persian Gulf. As a trusted partner, we are committed to delivering the highest quality green tiger shrimp to discerning customers worldwide. With our extensive expertise in the seafood industry and unwavering dedication to excellence, we ensure that each shipment of wild tiger shrimp meets the most stringent standards. Indulge in the rich flavors and delicate textures of these oceanic treasures, and rely on us as your dependable Iranian shrimp products supplier and exporter, providing you with an unparalleled seafood experience.

Tiger Prawn Species

Black tiger shrimp (Penaeus Monodon) also known as giant tiger shrimp or jumbo tiger prawn, and green tiger shrimp (Penaeus Semisulcatus) or grooved tiger shrimp are among the most famous species of commercial tiger prawn in the world. In Iranian waters, green tiger shrimp is a native species and black tiger prawn is a non-native species.


Iranian Tiger Shrimp Catching Area

Green tiger shrimp in Iran are caught from Bushehr province waters. Renowned for their exceptional quality and high value, frozen tiger shrimp are sought after in both domestic and international markets. It is important to note that the availability of wild tiger prawns in the Persian Gulf waters is limited, and the Iranian Fisheries Organization has implemented stringent regulations to ensure the preservation of natural reserves. As a dedicated frozen tiger shrimp exporter, Medes company manages the entire supply chain, encompassing fishing, processing, and transportation, all within the Bushehr province.

We are honored to be recognized as your trusted tiger shrimp supplier, guaranteeing you a consistent and reliable source of these prized shrimps.

Bushehr Province

Harvest Season

The harvest of wild green tiger shrimp from the waters of Bushehr province was established at the same time as the provincial fisheries order. In this province, there are 30 research stations to measure the amount of reserves and it is always tested and studied. So, the fishing ban is applied according to the conditions.

The Iran tiger prawn total caught

Wild Tiger Shrimp and Farmed Tiger Prawn

Farmed Tiger Prawn

Similar to the vannamei shrimp, tiger shrimp is a species that can be cultivated in controlled environments. It is now recognized as a cultivated species in various regions worldwide, including Iran. However, due to physiological differences and limitations specific to farmed-raised tiger shrimp, its cultivation is currently limited to a small scale and a few select shrimp farms.

One of the challenges associated with farmed tiger shrimp cultivation in Iran is the higher risk of disease compared to other shrimp species. Notably, various fungal diseases pose a significant concern. Certain fungi can even produce aflatoxin, which can be detrimental to consumer health.

To ensure the safety of consumers, it is essential to implement rigorous disease management practices during green tiger shrimp cultivation. This includes regular monitoring, preventive measures, and appropriate treatment protocols to mitigate the risk of fungal disease contamination. By prioritizing the health and quality of tiger shrimp, the industry can provide consumers with a safe product.

Wild Tiger Shrimp

In the case of wild tiger shrimp, they are primarily migratory species that usually approach the waters of the Bushehr province. When purchasing green tiger shrimp from fishermen, conducting various tests, including tests for heavy metals, is crucial.

This is done to ensure that the wild tiger shrimp meet the safety standards and regulations regarding pollutant levels. By conducting these tests, the quality and safety of the Iranian tiger shrimp can be verified.

It’s worth noting that a significant portion of Iran’s exported tiger shrimp consists of wild-caught shrimp. When proper storage, inspection and transportation conditions are met, these shrimp can offer high quality and minimal exposure to pollutants. Adhering to strict protocols, helps ensure that the shrimp retain their, safety, freshness, taste, and nutritional value. This emphasis on quality control contributes to the reputation of Iran’s tiger shrimp in the international market.

Average Size 13.3 cm

Tiger Shrimp Catching Steps

Fishing vessels

One of the primary methods of harvesting wild tiger shrimp in Iran is through the use of fishing vessels or wooden barges, employing techniques such as trawling or floor-sweeping. This approach is considered the most cost-effective means of exploiting the green tiger shrimp stocks in Iran.

However, due to the substantial volume of catch associated with this method, various restrictions have been implemented to ensure sustainable fishing practices and the preservation of the tiger shrimp population. These restrictions aim to strike a balance between the economic benefits of exploitation and the long-term conservation of this valuable resource.

Small boats

Another method of fishing for tiger shrimp in Iran involves the use of small boats operated by local fishermen. These boats are equipped with baskets or nets that allow for a more careful and selective harvest. The green tiger shrimp caught using this method tends to be of higher quality, as it is handled with greater care and reaches the market in a shorter amount of time.

The small boats operated by local fishermen can operate throughout most months of the year. This method benefits from a smaller volume of harvest, allowing for a more sustainable and continuous fishing practice. This approach not only supports the livelihoods of these communities but also contributes to the preservation of wild tiger shrimp stocks in the long run.



The final method for catching tiger shrimp in Iran is the Moshta (Fishing weir) method. This traditional technique relies on the natural movement of tides to capture a diverse range of species including crustaceans such as lobsters, crabs, and shrimps that inhabit the nearshore and muddy waters.

The Moshta method is characterized by its low harvest volume and high biodiversity. As a result, the products obtained from this type of catch are primarily sold to meet the needs of the local community. While the scale of production may be limited, this method plays a crucial role in supporting the local economy and fulfilling the demand for fresh seafood within the community.

Catching & Processing of Tiger prawn in Iran

shrimp transport

Tiger Shrimp Primary Transport

To transport Iranian tiger shrimp from the ports to the processing plant, a refrigerated car equipped with a tub of seawater and ice is utilized. This ensures the wild tiger shrimp remains fresh and preserved during transit. This immediate immersion in the cold water helps maintain the quality and freshness of the green tiger shrimp.

Once loaded onto the refrigerated car, the chilled tiger shrimp are transported to the processing factory. It is crucial to minimize the time between the catch and processing, ensuring that the tiger shrimp reaches the sorting machine within a maximum interval of 3 hours.

Sorting and Packing of Tiger Shrimp

Tiger shrimp caught in Iran undergo meticulous sorting procedures to ensure their quality and conformity to market requirements. Skilled workers carefully examine each green tiger shrimp, eliminating any damaged or undersized specimens. This sorting process guarantees that customers receive frozen tiger shrimp of consistent size and appearance, meeting their preferences and standards.

 Furthermore, In Iran, tiger shrimp sorting is conducted with the utmost care and expertise, ensuring that only the highest quality frozen tiger shrimp make their way to markets worldwide.

Tiger Prawn Storing

In Iran, the storage of tiger prawns entails transferring them to meticulously maintained facilities equipped with cutting-edge refrigeration systems. Seasoned professionals handle the frozen tiger shrimp with care, arranging them in designated containers or trays to facilitate proper air circulation. Temperature control is of utmost importance, with the storage facilities maintaining optimal temperatures of -18°C. We guarantee that the frozen tiger prawn maintains their freshness and taste, ensuring a high-quality seafood experience for consumers worldwide.

Supply & Export Tiger Shrimp from Iran

We provide inspection and quality control for Iranian shrimp

With the proliferation of tiger shrimp fishing sites throughout Iran, each featuring unique supply centers, geographical locations, and employed technologies, our organization takes great care in inspecting all exported wild tiger shrimp products. These inspections strictly adhere to the inspection principles outlined in the Codex Alimentarius standard.

We are committed to providing unwavering assurance regarding the precision of Iran’s tiger shrimp product quality, packaging integrity, and meticulous sorting procedures. Rest assured, our thorough inspections guarantee the highest standards for green tiger prawns from Iran.


Document preparation and export readiness for Tiger shrimp

At Medes company, we have the expertise and attention to detail to handle these tasks efficiently. Our team will prepare all necessary paperwork and ensure that Iran’s prawn shrimp meets the required export standards. We will obtain and organize essential documents such as legal documents and health certificates, proving the quality control test results, smart choice of origin, and compliance with international and local market standards.

Our quality control measures encompass proper handling, storage, and packaging, along with tests and inspections to ensure the frozen tiger prawns  are free from contaminants or diseases. We will also ensure compliance with market-specific labeling, specifications, and documentation requirements to avoid delays or rejections during the import process.

World wide market for Iranian Tiger shrimp

Export destination of tiger shrimp from Iran

We are delighted to inform you that we are exporting top-quality Iranian tiger shrimp to numerous countries worldwide. Our frozen tiger shrimp is being shipped to various destinations, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, etc. We take pride in providing our customers with our premium Iranian tiger shrimp.

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