Relevant codes and laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Goal 14 . Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
The present Law determines legal, economic and social basis of environmental protection. The purpose of the Law consists in providing ecological safety in the field of protection of ecological equilibrium of the environment, elimination of harmful effects of economic and other activity on natural ecological systems, preserving biological diversity and the rational organization of environmental management. The present Law regulates interrelation of society and the nature for the purpose of strengthening of legality and legal rules of improvement of quality of the environment, rational use and recovery of natural resources, environmental protection.
The purpose of the present Law consists in establishment of the legal basis for protection of life and health of the person, society, its material and moral values, the environment, including atmospheric air, space, water objects, subsoil of the earth, the earth, natural landscape, plant and animal life against the danger resulting from impact of natural and anthropogenous factors.
The present Law governs the relations arising in connection with studying (search, investigation), rational use and protection of subsoil of the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, including the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea (lake) with safe work, provides when using subsoil protection of interests of the state, subsoil users and citizens when using subsoil.

The present Law determines the legal basis of the organization and management of fish breeding, including aquaculture, increase in fishes and other water bioresources, their use and protection in the Azerbaijan Republic.

Being one of the main components of the environment and biological diversity, national property of the country, source of spiritual and esthetic needs of the population, the fauna is used and protected as subject to scientific research, raw materials and foodstuff. The present Law establishes the legal basis of protection and use of fauna in the Azerbaijan Republic.