Tasks implemented by the Department for Reproduction and Protection of Aquatic Bioresources at Reservoirs in 2015
The department carries out the functions of restoration of resources of fishery important fish species inhabited in the Caspian Sea, rivers and inner water basins, and its increase, protection, as well as regulation of using of bioresources.
During the year, 6 mln by Sturgeon Reproduction Plant named after J.Javadov in Kura mouth was released into the Caspian Sea, 1,1 mln by Kura Experimental Sturgeon Reproduction Plant named after S.G.Kerimov, 3,5 mln by Shirvan Sturgeon Reproduction Plant, 9,5 mln. sturgeon by Khilly Sturgeon Reproduction Plant, 48 thousand of salmon were released to water basins by Azerbaijan Experimental Marine Fish Reproduction Plant, 72 thousand by Chaykend Gold Fish Reproduction Plant, 56 thousand by Qabala Gold Fish Reproduction Plant.275 mln of carps were released to water basins of Kur river, Varvara, Shamkir and Yenikand by Kichik Gızılagac Fish Reproduction economy, 50 mln Devechi Fish Reproduction Station, 10,5 mln by Tovuz Fish Reproduction Economy, 8,5 mln. by Varvara Fish Reproduction. 73 mln of carps were released to Caspian Sea by Sturgeon Reproduction Plant named after J.Javadov in Kura mouth, 2,5 mln. Kura Experimental Sturgeon Reproduction Plant named after S.G.Kerimov, 3,5 mln by Shirvan Sturgeon Reproduction Plant.
In 2015 about young fishes were reproduced by these enterprises and released in natural water basins. Including:
-sturgeon species- 6,52 million pcs (32,43%)
-gold fish- 180,32 million pcs (102,45)
-(grass carp) fed with plants - 389,803 million pcs (92,15%)
The newest plant built in the Republic (Khilly sturgeon fish rearing plant) was built near the Khilly settlement of Neftchala region in 2015
Regulation of the use of water resources
During 2015 year based on legislation on fishery of Azerbaijan Republic Department on increase and protection of biological resources in the water reservoirs issued legal permits for use of fish reserves to 10 legal and 146 natural persons. Within this period quotas for commercial fishing of 139 tones of sprat (kilka), 146,1 tones of shad (herring) and 391,7 tones of cyprinid were allocated, for providing sturgeon fish rearing stations with producers permits for fishing of 1,26 tones and permits for scientific research purposes for fishing of 2 tones of sturgeon species were given. The main purpose of the Commission is working out of special measures in the field of stable and effective using of water bioresources of the Caspian Sea, reproduction of fish resources and their protection.
Protection of fish stocks
During a year there were revealed 191 offences and 130 individuals were brought to responsibility, 7 cases were sent to district courts, 99 cases to law enforcement authorities, 85 cases were reviewed by department by administrative order. The offenders were taken off 2 boats, 7687 illegal hunting tools and 899 different species of fish.
Amendments to the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "On Fishing" dated June 27, 2014 1015-IVQD in order to ensure the Decree No. 243 of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic dated August 11, 2014, 9 documents have been prepared and submitted for consideration to the Cabinet of Ministers according to the decree 262s of the Cabinet of Ministers dated August 18, 2014.