Azerbaijan to take chair Caspian Sea Water Bioresources Commission
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 22 / Trend D. Khatinoglu /
Azerbaijan will chair the Caspian Sea Water Bioresources Commission, Tariel Mammadli, a permanent member of the Commission, advisor to the Department for Reproduction and Protection of Water Biological Resources of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told Trend.
Mammadli said Iran will host the 32nd plenary meeting of the Caspian Sea Water Bioresources Commission Dec.22. As a result of this meeting Azerbaijan will be charged with the chairmanship of the Caspian Sea Water Bioresources Commission for two years. The Caspian Sea is bordered by five countries - Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.
Caspian Sea Water Bioresources Commission has been operating for 18 years and currently Iran chairs the commission.
According to the protocol signed at the 31st meeting of the Commission on water bioresources of the Caspian Sea, held June 14-16 in Tehran, the fishing quotas for 2010 for Azerbaijan is set at 84 tons (for sturgeon - 46 tons, long-nosed fish - 38 tons) for Iran - 403 tons, Kazakhstan - 171 tons, Russia - 268 tons, and Turkmenistan - 62 tons.