Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 13 / corr. Trend I.Isabalayeva /
The 32nd meeting of the Commission on Aquatic Bioresources of the Caspian Sea will be held in Baku on Dec. 14-16 under the chairmanship of Azerbaijan.
Delegations from leadership, ministries and committees of the Caspian littoral countries, which are responsible for fish industry, will attend the gathering, the
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told Trend.
According to the agenda, the meeting will provide information about the work done in assigning quota, an artificial increase in fish population and protection of fish resources, and present reports on the current situation with fish resources. A general limit of fishing and its division into national quotas will be on focus.
The meeting will also determine a moratorium on commercial fishing.
Kazakhstan has initiated a moratorium on commercial sturgeon fishing in the Caspian Sea at a summit of the heads of state from the Caspian littoral countries, held in Baku on Nov. 18, 2010. The initiative was supported.
The meeting will discuss the draft agreement on "Protection of sturgeons resources in the Caspian Sea", developed by Russia to implement the initiatives of the moratorium on commercial sturgeon fishing.