A special issue titled: Primitive fishes: scientific, cultural, and commercial importance is planned to be published by the periodic Russian scientific journal Voprosy Ikhtiologii / Journal of Ichthyology is published under the aegis of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Department of Biological Sciences). More info
July 21, Goga Gelashvili (living in the Sagvichio village) sent a sturgeon video about the release of a small sturgeon Acipenser nudiventris to the Rioni River from where it was caught. He captured the sturgeon on 8th of July - 2021, at 18:03. Location of
Good news from Romania! This year the first wild Beluga YOY was caught in Galati (Danube, km 145) on June 23 (TL-14.5 cm, W-17 grams-picture 1-fishermen Lucian Lupu). Probably at the beginning of July it reached a peak of downstream migration of beluga YOY. On
A virtual conference titled "Sixth National Conference & exhibition of Caviar and related industries" is organized by the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, Iranian Fishery organization, Iranian Fishery Science Research Institute, International Sturgeon Research Institute, CITES, Guilan University, Gorgan Agricultural University, National Health Network
The World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS) and Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C) have teamed up to address the trade of illegal caviar. WD4C trains conservation dogs to protect wildlife and wild places (https://wd4c.org/), while the focus of the WSCS is conservation and restoration of sturgeon
On June 26, an Adriatic sturgeon fingerling was sight, captured, photographed and released by an amateur fisherman in the stretch of the Po river between the Lambro and Trebbia tributaries, upstream of the Isola Serafini dam. Sightings of this type have already been reported in
A new law entitled Changjiang River Protection Law of P.R.China that is a first law for a large region or a watershed in China, which has been taken effect since March 1, 2021. This Law is formulated with a view to strengthening the protection and
In Europe eight species of sturgeon are endemic, seven of which are critically endangered. The EU habitats Directive lists all eight species and the latest reporting under Art17 of the Directive assessed seven species as “Unfavourable bad”, meaning they are in “serious danger of becoming
WSCS comments on Polish plans to construct a new mainstem dam on Vistula River, Poland The World Sturgeon Conservation Society raised concerns about a planned dam in the lower reach of the Vistula River some 40 km below an already existing facility. This river
WSCS raises concerns on the Georgian Namakhvani Hydropower Project On the River Rioni, Georgia, one of the last rivers in the Back and Azov Sea Basin which still have self-sustaining /naturally reproducing sturgeon populations, a large hydropower project is planned by international investors and the
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