Kazakhstani coast guards have stopped four Azeri poachers, who were trying to escape the territorial waters of Kazakhstan with nearly a ton of sturgeon.
Atyrau fishers from Amangeldi Production Cooperation have caught a giant sturgeon in the Caspian sea.
A moratorium on commercial fishing of sturgeons at the Caspian Sea came into force on January 1, 2014.
Kazakhstan insists that all the pre-Caspian states introduce a ban on catching sturgeons in the Caspian Sea.
Russia has suggested introducing a 5-year sturgeon-catching ban in the Caspian Sea in several months.
Sturgeons may disappear completely in Kazakhstan in the nearest 4-5 years.