Report The lost industry: on sea fishery of Turkmens

The report devoted to the history of development and degradation of fishery on the Turkmen Coast of the Caspian Sea was prepared a year and a half ago but has not been published anywhere so far.

Based on the documents, facts and statistics, obtained by the authors of the report, the Civil Democratic Union of Turkmenistan published quite extensive material pertaining to one of the national industries. The data presented in this will be topical today.

The editorial board does not fully agree with the report narrative, but we believe that it will be of interest to a wide audience.

For years of independence there were over 30 executive directors, but this has not resulted in improving the situation in the deep sea fishery.

In the past 10 years the executives of Balkanbalyk have completely lost trust of colleagues and discredited themselves by being professional incompetent and morally corrupt. In the first quarter of 2015 through joint efforts fishermen of the state-run enterprise Balkanbalyk caught about 125 (one hundred twenty five!) tons of fish. This is 28 to 30 times less compared to the volume caught for the same period of time by the fishery fleet of Balkanbalyk in 2004 and 2005, and 60 to 70 times less than in the 1970-s and 1980-s.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan