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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of March 27, 1998 No. 457-IQ

About fish breeding

(as amended on 12-07-2019)

This Law determines the legal basis of the organization and management of fish breeding, including aquaculture, increase in fishes and other water bioresources, their use and protection in the Azerbaijan Republic.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Main terms and concepts

The terms and concepts used in this Law reflect the following values:

- fish breeding - system of biological, biotechnical, technological and organizational measures which are directed to increase, cultivation, reproduction, use, protection and improvement of useful qualities of fishes and other water bioresources on water objects of fish breeding;

- water objects of fish breeding - the natural or artificial water basins used for increase, cultivation, reproduction, catch, accumulating of fishes and other water bioresources and for aquaculture;

- fishes and other water bioresources - the absolute mass of the living in water objects of fish breeding, fishes, used or suitable for use, other water animals and plants of all age groupes, their products, including caviar and whitebaits, milts;

- fish farming - activities for artificial increase, cultivation and reproduction of fishes and other water bioresources on water objects of fish breeding;

- cultivation of fish - incubation of the impregnated caviar of fish, feeding and cultivation of whitebaits and other water bioresources in artificial water objects of fish breeding;

- reproduction of fishes and other water bioresources - the measures directed to prevention of depletion of natural resources of fishes and other water bioresources in water objects of fish breeding;

- aquaculture - activities for increase, cultivation, content and recreation of fishes and other water bioresources, including rare and endangered species in water objects of fish breeding for the purpose of reproduction and receipt of commodity product;

- fish conservation - supervision of protection of fishes and other water bioresources in natural water objects of fish breeding, regulation of their catch, reproduction and meliorative works in fish-breeding economy;

- fish products - fish breeding objects which are received from fishes and other water bioresources are processed and directed to consumption;

- artificially created habitat for fishes and other water bioresources - the ponds, reservoirs having water supply system industrial structures, lake and sea cages which are created especially for feeding of cultivation, contents of fishes and other water bioresources and have regulated conditions; other places adapted for cultivation of fish;

- fishery melioration - the measures directed to prevention of pollution, contamination and instruction of water objects of fish breeding for the purpose of increase in productivity of fish and other water bioresources, clarification from tverdostvolny water plants, aeration of waters, and also adaptation to the environment of conditions of dwelling, feeding, reproduction, cultivation and cultivation of fishes and other water bioresources;

- acclimatization of fishes and other water bioresources - settling of fishes and other water bioresources in water object of fish breeding in which this or that type did not live earlier, and creation in it new population.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on fish breeding

The legislation on fishery consists of this Law, the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About foodstuff" and other regulatory legal acts".

The water, land, property relations, the relations on environmental protection, management of the minimum quality of fish products and other relations arising in connection with the organization of fish breeding and increase, use and protection of fishes and other water bioresources are regulated by the corresponding legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic taking into account this Law.

Rules of the organization of fish breeding, increase, use and protection of fishes and other water bioresources in the sector of the Caspian Sea (lake) belonging to the Azerbaijan Republic are regulated along with this Law on the basis of the international treaties signed between the Caspian states and other international precepts of law.

Rules of the organization of fish breeding and increase, use and protection of fishes and other water bioresources in border water objects are regulated by this Law taking into account legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic about water and frontiers, international treaties which she joined.

Article 3. Property on fishes and other water bioresources

Fishes and other water bioresources can be in the state-owned, municipal and private property.

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