By Sara Israfilbayova
During the raids conducted over the past three months, 35 people engaged in illegal hunting in Azerbaijan were detained.
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources reported that 29 hunting rifles, cartridges and various hunting gear were confiscated.
In respect of these persons, protocols were drawn up and a fine of 40,441 manats ($23,788) was imposed.
The Ministry of Ecology conducts regular raids to study the situation with observance of the requirements of the laws “On hunting” and “On fauna”.
Earlier, it was reported that employees of the regional department of ecology and natural resources of the Ministry detained three citizens of Saudi Arabia in the territory of Uzunbala village of Neftchala region, trying to engage in illegal hunting.
Three hunting rifles and 50 cartridges were seized. Each of the guilty under an administrative order was fined in the amount of 2,000 manats ($1,170).
Moreover, the Ministry reported that a review was conducted on the information received about the creation of conditions for poachers in the Caspian Sea from Nabran to Baku.
During the eight months of 2018, the department’s staff identified 18 unauthorized fish facts in the area, nine floating vehicles, 933 hunting attachments and various types of fish.
Documents were sent to law enforcement agencies concerning 14 offenders.
In 2018, one legal entity and 65 individuals were granted permits to engage in industrial fishing with a "fishing ticket" from the Nabran part to Baku.
In May the Ministry reported that a new draft decision on increasing the amount of fines against individuals who conduct illegal hunting has been prepared in the country.
Sara Israfilbayova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Sara_999Is
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