Iran aims to increase fuel quota for fishing vessels
Azerbaijan , Baku, Feb. 19 / Trend, A.Yusifzade /
Iran aims to increase fuel quota for fishing vessels from 700,000 liters to 900,000 liters per day, IRNA reported quoting the head of Iran's Fisheries Organisation Aminollah Taghavi-Motlagh as saying.
Earlier Taghavi-Motlagh said that last summer Iran accounted for 45 per cent of all caviar exports, in other words much more than any one of the other Caspian states. Half of Iran's caviar comes from sturgeon caught on the eastern stretch of shore from the Hassangholi Gulf to Miyankaleh.
According to Taghavi-Motlagh the five countries agree annually on how much caviar from six sturgeon species they will each export.
Taghavi-Motlagh's agency posts inspectors in each cooperative to watch out for sturgeon that get caught in their seine nets. Whenever that happens, the inspector keeps a close watch to ensure the fish is transported untouched to the fisheries' office. Any fisherman who slits it open and takes the caviar can expect a harsh penalty, Payvand News reported.