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"It is necessary that we take a serious attitude to environmental
protection, flora and fauna, the environmental situation, and to this
end we have achieved a revision of the approach to improving
legislation in this area."
Emomali Rahmon

Committee for Environmental protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan

State control over illegal fishing

State control over illegal fishing                                               


In the last days of measures to protect fish resources during the spawning period of 2022, inspectors of the Main Department for Environmental Protection of the Sughd region conducted a joint raid in the Chilmahram reservoir zone and the Tajik Sea, on the territory of the Asht district. During this raid, a resident of the Gulshan village of the Oshoba jamoat of the Asht district of Niezmatov Kholmat was detained for illegally catching 50 fish of various species using prohibited weapons - electric fishing rods.

Madamin Ganiev, a resident of the village of Bulok of the Shodoba jamoat of the Asht district, was also detained on suspicion of illegal fishing. During the arrest, 18 illegally caught fish were found.

The necessary materials were compiled against citizens Niezmatov Kh. and Ganiev M. and submitted to the Prosecutor's Office of the Sughd region to initiate criminal proceedings in accordance with article 230 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan.