Fisheries

After the collapse of Soviet era facilities, we launched an extensive campaign to reinvigorate the fisheries industry, given the outstanding biological and natural resources and great demand from local and regional markets.

  • Azerbaijan takes pride in the outstanding quality of its black sturgeon caviar and the local brand is a well-established name in the international market.
  • The country's fresh water basins and the Caspian Sea have 97 species of fish, including salmon, beluga sturgeon, bream and herring.
  • With preferential import terms on fishery products in the EU, and increasing demand in local and regional markets, this is an excellent opportunity for the fishing industry in Azerbaijan.

Fish and fish products

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (tonnes)

45 315

45 500

50 648

50 960

Import (tonnes)

14 092

17 665

19 564

20 177

Export (tonnes)

245

 

277

0

32

Source: State Statistics Committee