Caspian countries mull poaching problems
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 26
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Another meeting of authorized representatives of the Caspian countries, namely, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, has ended in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Altyn Asyr TV channel reported.
The event was organized by the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Energy and Industry and the State Enterprise for Caspian Sea Issues under the President of Turkmenistan.
Coordinating a draft protocol on cooperation in the fight against illegal extraction of biological resources (poaching) in the Caspian Sea, the development of which is envisaged upon the agreement on security cooperation in the Caspian Sea, signed at the 3rd summit of the Caspian countries in 2010 in Baku, Azerbaijan, were put on the agenda.
Turkmenistan has taken over the development of two protocols to this agreement, one of which is the Anti-Poaching Protocol.
During the Ashgabat meeting, special attention was paid to the preservation and reproduction of marine fishery resources, the regulation of fishing in the sea.
Among the topical tasks was the monitoring of the biological resources. Many species of flora and fauna, for example, the Caspian seal, are endemic.