Border Guards Rescued 99 Caspian seals from Fishing Nets
Border guards from the Border Service Department, the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NSC RK) for the Mangystau Region, are working to protect bioresources in the Kazakhstani part of the Caspian Sea.
According to NSC RK Press Service, since the beginning of 2022, border guards have detained 11 citizens for violating the border regime, 7 citizens for violating territorial waters (the Caspian Sea) and internal waters, found and seized 79,500 meters of poaching net, 560 meters of calada (longline net, intended for catching benthic fish species – a note by Kaspika), 890 meters of tackle. Law enforcement officers released fish into the natural habitat: sturgeon species – 499 individuals (2,127 kg), other species (roach, herring, pike perch, catfish, bream, etc.) – 1,814 ind. (662 kg). Border guards have rescued 99 Caspian seals, entangling from nets and releasing them into the sea. Prevented damage to the state in the amount of 604,087,740 tenge. All offenders have been fined.
Source: Caspian Life.
The photograph belongs to NSC RK.