He reminded that according to the protocol adopted at the fourth summit of the heads of Caspian littoral states, held in Astrakhan in September 2014, the commission was instructed to agree on an agreement on raising the status of the Commission on Water Biological Resources of Caspian Sea from interagency up to intergovernmental.
“All the Caspian states joined this agreement in the middle of 2016. The first session of this commission with its intergovernmental status will be held in Baku,” noted the director.
Akhundov said that in general, all the Caspian littoral countries have been introducing a technical moratorium on industrial sturgeon fishing since 2011.
“This means that although an interstate agreement was not signed, the countries agreed to apply a moratorium on the catch of these fish,” he added.
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