Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend E.Huseynly / The Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, Huseyngulu Bagirov, said on 25 May that an agreement has been reached with the State Border Service and Interior Ministry to take joint measures to prevent the illegal fishing in the Azerbaijani section of the Caspian Sea.
He confirmed that recently a mass death of fish has been discovered on the Caspian shores. Samples will be examined in the laboratory of the Agriculture Ministry and Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources. "The results of the analysis will disclose the reasons for the death, whether this was caused by poachers or an epidemic. Appropriate measures will then be taken," the Minister added.