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Article Comparison - Convention concerning Fishing in the Waters of the Danube

Article 5

The Contracting Parties agree to carry out in the river Danube and in the waters referred to in article 3 improvement works and piscicultural operations to ameliorate the natural conditions for the breeding, growth and normal increase in stocks of fish of economic importance.

In the event of the erection on the Danube of water engineering works, in particular dams, which may change the hydro-biological regime of the river, those Contracting Parties which

construct and use the said works shall prepare in advance and apply jointly a plan of action to safeguard the normal migratory movements of the fish.

The Contracting Parties shall at the same time carry out such piscicultural operations as will safeguard the normal breeding and development of economically valuable species of fish, in the sections of the r ver situated above and below the said works, under the new environmental conditions created by the erection of those works.

The question of payment of the costs of construction and use of piscicultural and water improvement works on the Danube shall be resolved in each individual case by agreement between the States concerned.