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Saturday, August 19, 2017

CACFish meets in Baku for third session

Azerbaijan will hosting the third session meeting of the regional commission for fisheries and aquaculture in Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CACFish) in the capital of Baku this week.

The commission, created by the United Nations' (U.N.) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is expected to adopt measures on the use of emerging techniques for assessing fish resources in the inland waters of the region, assessment and management principles of fisheries facing climate change and health management of aquatic life, News.Az reports.

Additionally, the commission is expected to consider measures on increasing fish stocks, the development of management practices for the use of fish-breeding manufacturers and a presentation of statistical data on fisheries and aquaculture in the region.

The commission is also set to make decisions on the action plan of the CACFish technical advisory committee for 2011-15, the program of regional seminars for 2014-15, CACFish's 2014 budget, extension of the FishDev-Central Asia program and the activities of member countries, according to News.Az.

Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey are commission members, while Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mongolia are observers.