The restoration of the extinct Adriatic population of Beluga sturgeon, an iconic species with economic and traditional relevance, is a priority in upcoming conservation strategies but it must not occur without deep prior knowledge on the current diversity distribution. We defined informed criteria for the
There are no guarantees for the survival of white sturgeon on the upper Columbia but there’s’ still hope. The population is dangerously low, but it’s stable enough to have staved off extirpation, giving researchers time to solve the puzzle of why many of these prehistoric
The annual lake sturgeon spear fishery on the Winnebago System, Wisconsin gets underway on February 13. The season will go on as normal this year, however, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be utilizing a new process for collection data from harvested fish.
Chinese officials and researchers on Thursday released 80 Dabry's sturgeon into the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in the latest effort to replenish the wild population of the endangered fish. The release of 80 captive-bred sturgeon, launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
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 EU Commission has operned a public consultation process on the NAIADES III Action Plan for the development of Inland Waterway Transport aiming to: "achieve the continuous and reliable navigability of the trans-European inland waterway network and in those inner cities where inland waterways can
The Wisconsin DNR released a short video entitled “Partners in Sharing” that highlights some collaborative work that the agency has been involved with for sturgeon restoration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybUlJGRwFM&t=39s The Wisconsin DNR also completed a lake sturgeon spawning habitat project on the Wolf River this fall, which
The project LIFE Sterlet aims to strengthen the wild populations of the sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) in different sections of the Upper Danube River. Since its start in 2016 more than 202.000 sterlets in three designated areas have been released until 2020. Eggs and juveniles are incubated
Discovery of a genetic sex marker in sturgeon Scientists have discovered a molecular marker for sex determination in sturgeon within the international project STURGEoNOMICS, led by IGB. This discovery represents a significant breakthrough for evolutionary biology, for species conservation and for caviar-producing aquaculture. This genetic
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