Turkmenistan approves fishery development program
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, April 5 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved a fishery development program until 2030, an official Turkmen source said.
Shortly before approving the document, the president said the lack of a connection between fish and processing enterprises and their remoteness from each other hinder the achievement of high indices.
"It is important to fully meet consumer demand for a variety of high quality fish products," he said.
Turkmenistan, along with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Iran, borders the Caspian Sea, which is rich in biological resources.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was necessary to approve a new agreement on the sea's legal status.
The five Caspian countries have agreed that a convention can be approved only by consensus. Today, the legal regime that functions was established by Soviet-Iranian treaties.
The Turkmen Fish Industry is under modernization.
Modern infrastructure is being created. New enterprises are being built. Existing enterprises are being modernized. The leading enterprise is the Balkanbalyk state-owned enterprise. It is engaged in processing fishing products.
This enterprise has announced an international tender for designing and constructing a turnkey industrial complex on the artificial breeding of sturgeon fish and fish production.