Objective: The rational utilisation and expansion of the fish stocks in the Danube, through cooperation on a scientific basis.
Summary of provisions: Parties undertake to apply the Regulations for Fishing in the River Danube, annexed to the Convention, relating to prohibited times and places for fishing, prohibited tackle and fishing methods and sizes of mesh of nets (art. 4). They agree to improve natural conditions for fish breeding and, in the event of erecting engineering works, to safeguard the normal migratory movements of fish (art. 5). Artificial breeding is to be undertaken as necessary (art. 6). Moreover, Parties agree to take measures to prevent contamination and pollution of the river by untreated sewage and industrial/municipal wastes, and to regulate blasting (art. 7). They are to cooperate in the exchange of information and in scientific and technical agreements (arts. 8 and 9).
Institutional mechanisms: A Mixed Commission is established to work out measures for the regulation of fishing and the augmentation of fish stocks, to make proposals to the Parties, to organise exchanges of information and to co-ordinate scientific research (art. 11 and 12).
(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)