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) preliminary planned for October 20121, will still be held in Qiandao Lake, China, but postponed to 2022, due to the present situation of the Covid 19. The venue site is located in a beautifull area of more than
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
Following the spread of the virus and the measures taken at international and national level, all planned meetings until at least end of May are postponed. The planned Board Meeting in Padua, scheduled for the 18th - 22nd of March is rescheduled to take place
Conference at the EU Parliament On the initiative of MEP Mrs. Carmen Avram, MEP, Member of the Committee on Fisheries (PECH), a conference was held in the European Parliament on the theme "Saving the last EU dinosaur: the sturgeon", to which the WSCS (P. Bronzi)
On September 5, 2019, the Conservation of Endangered Fishes (CEF) of the Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences published the world's first paper on the whole genome of sturgeon in the international journal “Frontiers in Genetics”. The whole genome of the
The Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus gladius) was last recorded by researchers in 2003. Subsequent local surveys failed to spot any individual. A new study based on a comprehensive large-scale survey in 2017 and 2018 and statistical analysis of previous records suggest that the species most likely
Release of sturgeon of different age in the Kuban River In 2019, the State Regional Centre of Sturgeon Gene Pool Conservation “Kubanbioresursi” (Krasnodar, Russia) made another step towards the rehabilitation of sturgeon populations in the Sea of Azov and Black Sea basin. For the resumption
Election of the Board of Directors of WSCS (2019-2022) The deadline for members to participate in the election of the new Board of Directors of WSCS (2019-2022) was set to the end of February, and the counting of the results was made during the interim
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