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Azov Sea Fish

Azov Fish

The fish of the Azov Sea is very diverse. The Azov Sea is one of the richest areas of the World Ocean with fish, and the Sea of Azov ranks first in terms of fish catch per unit area. The Azov Sea is also called the sea of mollusks, which are one of the most important food sources for fish. In the Azov Sea, mollusks such as mussels, sendesmia, cockles and others live. Also, more than seventy species of fish are found in the Azov Sea - beluga, sturgeon, mullet, stellate sturgeon, flounder, ram, fish, anchovy, a huge number of species of gobies, and the most numerous fish of the Azov Sea is sprat. An interesting fact is that even sharks are found in the Azov Sea, and not just small fish.

All fish that can be found in the Azov Sea can be conditionally divided according to several criteria. Firstly, these are sturgeons that spawn in floodplains (migratory fish) - beluga, sturgeon, vimba, stellate sturgeon, which are among the most valuable species of commercial fish. Secondly, it is a fish that spawns in the lower reaches of the rivers, the so-called semi-anadromous fish - bream, pike perch, carp, ram. Thirdly, it is the fish that constantly lives in the Azov Sea - sprat, flounder, goby, and, fourthly, the fish that moves to the Black Sea is anchovy and herring.

There are predatory fish in the Azov Sea, such as sterlet, pike perch, beluga, but, basically, the food of the fish of the Azov Sea is plankton - they feed on anchovy, bream, sprat, goby. In the seventies of the twentieth century, a large amount of water from the Black Sea got into the Azov Sea, which caused an increase in the salinity of the Azov water, along with which jellyfish that also feed on plankton. In general, fishing on the Azov Sea is an unforgettable vacation. These are picturesque nature, the Sea of Azov, estuaries and floodplains with thickets of reeds, a large number of reservoirs rich in fish - ram, crucian carp, pike, pike perch.