Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 4
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
On March 4, the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat hosted the regular meeting of representatives of the authorised Caspian littoral states' fishery organisations, according to a Turkmen government message.
The meeting's purpose was the discussion of the draft agreement on conservation and rational use of biological resources of the Caspian Sea.
Here the matter rests in the preparation of a regional document which aims at preserving the rich bio resources world and secures a consistent level of environmental management that meets the interests of the economy and ecology of each party, according to the message.
The document will be signed by Caspian states heads during the 4th Caspian Summit to be held in the second half of 2014 in Astrakhan, Russia.
The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland water reservoir not having links with the world's oceans.
In December 2013, it was reported that Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan agreed not to carry out commercial sturgeon fishing in the Caspian Sea in 2014.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.M.