A large Acipenser sturio (240 cm TL) caught in the Gironde estuary last Wednesday afternoon, probably one of the few survivors of cohorts 1988 or 1994 which were heavily exploited by poachers when they moved out of the estuary. The sturgeon returned to the water
THE DANUBE RIVER STURGEON POPULATION GROWS, DESPITE THE COVID-19 CRISIS Danube Transnational Programme MEASURES Interreg Newsletter A year ago, in the first half of 2019, 5,000 juvenile sterlets (Acipenser ruthenus) were released in Hungary, and more than 1,000 of Russian sturgeons (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii)
Release of farmed mature breeders of ship and sterlet sturgeon in Kuban River and Sea of Azov in March-April 2020 The State Regional Centre for Sturgeon Gene Pool Conservation “Kubanbioresursi” of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Krasnodar Region (Russia), member of the WSCS,
Sturgeons lived on earth already 300 million years ago and yet their external appearance seems to have undergone very little change. A team of German and Russian researchers has now succeeded in sequencing their genome, delivering a missing piece of the puzzle essential to understanding
The Wolf River Sturgeon Trail near New London has been a popular place for years to see the prehistoric fish make their way upstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting a popular spring past time--sturgeon watching. See movie
The Alfred Wegner Institute (AWI) honors the former President of WSCS for his donation of more than 10,000 offprints and historic publications in the field of marine ecology to AWI‘s library with the grand opening of the „Rosenthal Reading Room“ at the Library of the
The European Training Network RIBES “River flow regulation, fish BEhaviour and Status”, funded by the European Commission under the EU Horizon 2020 programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (Grant no. 860800), announces 15 positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) giving the opportunity of being
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is a wildlife conservation organisation working in over 40 countries worldwide. The Caucasus programme has FFI’s only sturgeon conservation project. The project focusses on Georgia and covers the eastern Black Sea and the river holding the last reported spawning grounds
The next International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS9) will be held in Qiandao Lake, China, October 17-23, 2021. The venue site is located in a beautifull area of more than 1,000 islands in a man-made lake, south of Shanghai, close to Hangzhou.In response to the Covid-19
Poachers are not afraid of viruses. Fortunately, the Ukrainian Izmail Frontier Detachment, the Bulgarian Border Police and the Executive Agency of Fisheries and Aquaculture (EAFA) are still very active during this most important period of sturgeon migration and spawning in the Danube. Go to the
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