23 Jan 2023 09:20

Russia, Turkmenistan to expand cooperation in fisheries

MOSCOW. Jan 23 (Interfax) - Russia and Turkmenistan plan to expand cooperation in fisheries management.

Russia's Federal Fisheries Agency and Turkmenistan's Economics and Finance Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding during Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin's visit to Ashgabat, the agency reported.

The memorandum will be the "foundation for the implementation of plans to develop bilateral cooperation in the area of fisheries with an emphasis on issues concerning the management of joint stocks of marine bioresources in the Caspian Sea," the press release said.

"The parties agreed on mutual cooperation in the area of developing aquaculture, conservation of fish stocks, prevention of illegal harvesting of marine bioresources, conducting studies in the area of fishing, as well as training specialists for the fishing industry," the agency said.

The memorandum is based on the September 29, 2014 agreement on conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources in the Caspian Sea.