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Shrimps of the Azov Sea

Azov shrimp

Azov Shrimp

Azov shrimp is a valuable marine product and an excellent delicacy, in addition, the shrimp serves as food for various species fish, and is also an excellent indicator of the purity of the water in the Azov Sea. And although the number of the Azov shrimp can vary greatly, but due to the fact that the shrimp grows several generations of offspring within one year, the shrimp population in the Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov always recovers. Currently, shrimp stocks in the Azov Sea are growing, and today they amount to about two hundred tons, while the fishing limit for Ukraine is fifty tons.

The Main Types of Shrimp in the Azov Sea

In the Azov Sea, the most common herbal Black Sea shrimp, which also lives in the Black Sea. In addition, several other species of shrimp live in the Azov Sea, the most numerous of which are the Black Sea stone shrimp, which also lives in the Black Sea, and the common krangon, which lives in many other seas and oceans around the world.

Azov Shrimp Spawning

Due to the fact that the shrimp living in the Azov Sea have a spawning season in the summer, catching Azov shrimp is prohibited from the beginning of June to the end of August, but this period may vary from year to year. Until that time, catching shrimp in the Azov Sea is prohibited by any means and in any quantity. For catching shrimp during the spawning period, you can easily fall into the category of poachers.

For violation of the rules for catching shrimp in the Azov Sea, administrative liability is provided - for each illegally caught shrimp, a fine is levied, and if the total amount exceeds a certain amount, poachers may not only result in a fine, but also criminal liability.

Shrimp Fishing in the Sea of Azov

When catching shrimp in the Azov Sea, even when there are no bans on catching it, you should follow certain rules - you can catch shrimp with your hands or with a net, the diameter of which does not exceed seventy centimeters, while one person can catch no more one kilogram of Azov shrimp per day.