Coun­try pre­pares state pro­gram on fish­ery

Azer News - - Front Page - By Sara Is­rafil­bay­ova

In Azer­bai­jan and other Caspian coun­tries, aqua­cul­ture needs to be de­vel­oped and peo­ple should be at­tracted to a new type of ac­tiv­ity - mar­i­cul­ture.

In Azer­bai­jan and other Caspian coun­tries, aqua­cul­ture needs to be de­vel­oped and peo­ple should be at­tracted to a new type of ac­tiv­ity - mar­i­cul­ture.

Di­rec­tor of the Sci­en­tific-Re­search Fish Hatch­ery In­sti­tute of the Min­istry of Ecol­ogy and Nat­u­ral Re­sources of Azer­bai­jan Mehman Akhun­dov made the re­marks at a press con­fer­ence.

He went on to say that it can pre­vent the risk of de­ple­tion of bi­o­log­i­cal re­sources in the Caspian Sea, poach­ing, and also im­prove the eco­log­i­cal state of the sea.

He stressed that the pro­duc­tion of fish prod­ucts and bring­ing it to the mar­ket is of a spon­ta­neous na­ture in Azer­bai­jan, adding that the min­istry has al­ready be­gun ac­tiv­i­ties in this area.

“Cur­rently, a state pro­gram is be­ing pre­pared for the de­vel­op­ment of this area,” ac­cord­ing to Akhun­dov.

Akhun­dov stressed that the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of the aqua­cul­ture and mar­i­cul­ture ar­eas could lead to the cre­ation of new jobs and al­ter­na­tive sources of in­come in the ru­ral ar­eas of Azer­bai­jan, to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on the so­cial sit­u­a­tion of the pop­u­la­tion, health, and food safety is­sues.

Ear­lier, it was re­ported that em­ploy­ees of the re­gional de­part­ment of ecol­ogy and nat­u­ral re­sources of the Min­istry de­tained three cit­i­zens of Saudi Ara­bia in the ter­ri­tory of Uzun­bala vil­lage of Neftchala re­gion, try­ing to en­gage in il­le­gal hunt­ing.

Three hunt­ing ri­fles and 50 car­tridges were seized. Each of the guilty un­der an ad­min­is­tra­tive or­der was fined in the amount of 2,000 man­ats ($1,170).

More­over, the Min­istry re­ported that a re­view was con­ducted on the in­for­ma­tion re­ceived about the cre­ation of con­di­tions for poach­ers in the Caspian Sea from Nabran to Baku.

Dur­ing the eight months of 2018, the de­part­ment’s staff iden­ti­fied 18 unau­tho­rized fish facts in the area.

One le­gal en­tity and 65 in­di­vid­u­als were granted per­mits to en­gage in in­dus­trial fish­ing with a “fish­ing ticket” from the Nabran part to Baku.

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