Azerbaijan State Border Service increases control over Caspian Sea

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.18
By Elchin Mehtiyev - Trend:

Regular activities are held in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea for strengthening of control over the border regime and detection of poaching, said the Head of the State Border Service, Commander of Border Troops, Colonel-General Elchin Guliyev in connection with the 95th anniversary of the Border Guard of Azerbaijan in an interview with the "Azerbaijan" newspaper.
He added that during the activities, the means for catching fish on the prohibited areas of the Caspian Sea were collected and destroyed

The organization of continuous protection of maritime borders, creation of the conditions for more speedy actions in case of violations of the state border have a positive impact on efforts to identify cases of poaching, damage to natural and biological resources, as well as on work to increase control over border regime, Guliyev said.

As the result the level of control over the registration of fishing, hunting, study and research, sports ships, as well as motorized, non-motorized and other swimming means, etc. was increased, Guliyev noted.

He also said that 1.47 million meters of various fishing nets and 293,000 hooks prohibited for fishing on the Caspian Sea were found and eliminated during the first half of the year.

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