Ecology Ministry rep’s statement on Caspian Sea sturgeons


April 27, Fineko/abc.az. Currently, the condition of sturgeons in the Caspian Sea basin is stable and low.

ABC.AZ reports that the relevant statement was made by Mehman Akhundov, the director of the Center for Research of Bio-Resources of the Biodiversity Protection Service under the Ministry of Ecology & Natural Resources on broadcast Expert Hour (Ekspert Saatı).

According to Akhundov, this trend is evident in the entire water area of the Caspian Sea:

"If at the end of the 90s a total of 30,000 tons of fish were caught in the Caspian littoral countries, then after 2005 this figure was about 1,000 tons. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there were frequent cases of illegal fishing in the Caspian. And since 2011, certain restrictions related to the fishing of sturgeon have been introduced."