Russia is ready to support a longer moratorium on vylov sturgeon in Caspian sea

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the summit of heads of States-participants of the fifth Caspian summit in Aktau. 12 Aug 2018Russia is ready to support a longer moratorium on vylov sturgeon in Caspian sea© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Russia is ready to support a longer moratorium on catch of sturgeon in the Caspian sea, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Speaking at a summit of Caspian sea countries (Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan), Putin noted that the Commission of «five» took the important decision to extend the ban on commercial sturgeon fishing.

«Russia welcomes the temporary failure of the Caspian States from fishing of this valuable fish and are willing to support a longer moratorium,» — said Putin.

He noted that he would also soon finalize the document, which reglamentary joint fight against poaching.

According to Putin, in the framework of the five Caspian regions are already implementing a number of useful agreements: the framework Convention for the protection of the marine environment of the Caspian sea, the agreement on the rational use of bioresources of the Caspian sea and the Protocol on the assessment of the environmental impact in a transboundary context.

«These documents provide strict environmental screening of infrastructure projects, which creates potential risks for the well-being of the Caspian sea», — said the President of the Russian Federation.

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