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Azerbaijan’s quota for fishing in Caspian Sea reduced by seven percent

Society Materials 25 June 2010 11:24
Azerbaijan’s quota for fishing in the Caspian Sea decreased by 7 percent and amounted to 6.7 percent compared to 2008 (the 2009 issue was not raised). The decision was taken at a meeting of the Commission on Aquatic Bioresources of the Caspian Sea, which took place in Tehran, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan said.
Azerbaijan’s quota for fishing in Caspian Sea reduced by seven percent

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend, M. Aliyev /

Azerbaijan's quota for fishing in the Caspian Sea decreased by 7 percent and amounted to 6.7 percent compared to 2008 (the 2009 issue was not raised). The decision was taken at a meeting of the Commission on Aquatic Bioresources of the Caspian Sea, which took place in Tehran, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan said.

Next meeting to determine fishing quotas will be held in early December in Iran on the proposal of the Azerbaijani Ecology Ministry's Department for Development and Protection of biological resources in water basins.

At the meeting the Azerbaijani side made a statement about the cessation of commercial fishing and use resources only for fish farming and research, and offered to all the littoral countries to join this initiative.

In addition, the meeting discussed Kazakhstan's initiative to ban sturgeon fishing. Regarding this initiative, Iran proposed the development of legal mechanisms for this ban; the Russian side has suggested the use of sturgeon only for the breeding and research.

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