Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Increase in Central Asia and Caucasus fish resources under discussion

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Baku hosts the III Session of the Regional Commission for Fisheries & Aquaculture in Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CACFish), created by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources of Azerbaijan informs that the two-day session of the Commission will adopt documents on such topics as the use of modern techniques of assessment of fish resources in the inland waters of the region, regional principles of assessment and management of fisheries in the face of climate change, the strategy for health management of aquatic fauna, increase of fish stocks, the development of management practices for use of fish-breeding manufacturers in aquaculture, preparation of a template for the presentation of statistical data on fisheries and aquaculture in the region.

Also, the session is expected to make decisions on issues such as the action plan of the CACFish Technical Advisory Committee for 2011-15, the program of regional seminars for 2014-15, CACFish autonomous budget for 2014, the activities of the member countries, the extension of program FishDev-Central Asia, expiring before the end of the year.

The session involves Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey as the commission’s members and Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mongolia as observers.

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