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Sea Sander

Baku, April 14, AZERTAC

Sea Sander is a typical representative of ichthyofauna. Its distribution area in the Caspian basin is confined within the northern part of the South Caspian. At present, offshore oil and gas production activities in this part of the sea have resulted in substantial shrinking of sander’s distribution area and its reserves are at a critically low level.

The body length of adults ranges from 28.6 to 40 cm at weight of 435 to 1.200g.

In the past (1960s) annual sea sander catches in the Caspian could be as high as four thousand centners. However, due to busy offshore oil production activities and seismic shooting with explosives in sander habitats in most cases, its reserves have dwindled significantly. Attempts are being made to artificially breed the species that has been entered in the Red Book of Azerbaijan.

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