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Sturgeon Fishing Ban in Caspian Sea Extended

Sturgeon Fishing Ban in Caspian Sea Extended Sturgeon Fishing Ban in Caspian Sea Extended

The Caspian littoral states have decided to extend the ban on fishing sturgeons for commercial purposes until the end of 2020.
The decision was made during a recent meeting where a document was signed for the protection of the rare Caspian aquatic creature, Mehr News Agency quoted the head of Iran Fisheries Organization, Nabiollah Khoun-Mirzaei, as saying. 
The ban has been in place since 2011. 
As per the agreement, sturgeons can only be harvested for research purposes.
Caspian Sea to the north of Iran is the world’s primary and largest habitat of beluga, the most famous sturgeon species, as well as four other sturgeon species.

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