Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr E. Huseynli / The Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry expanded the range of arrangements intended to increase the number of fish. According to the acting senior spokesman for the Ministry, Irada Ibrahimova, the establishments on fish breeding subordinated to the Service on Improvement and Protection of Bio-resources in Water Basins, bred and released to natural water basins some 445.6mln different types of fish within a year - 9.69mln sturgeon, 52,500 salmon and 435.9mln carp. The release of fish to natural water basins will last to the end of the year.
The service revealed 161 law violations, and 48 of them were transferred to the law-enforcement bodies for investigation, 113 cases were considered in administrative order and the violators were fined. As a result of arrangements intended to prevent illegal fishing, 29 boats, 124 fishing nets of different size and other tools were seized, and 457 fish were confiscated.