Patrick Williot left us

Patrick Williot The sturgeon world has lost an outstanding character with one of its most influential and determined members by November 25th2018. Patrick was a thoroughbred scientist with a strong background in aquaculture. Being born 21/05/1946, he received his Diploma of Engineer in agronomy (ENSA Nancy) in 1970. Has first two years of scientific practice he was at the Institute of research in tropical agronomy (Senegal), as head of the biocli...

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A. sturio caught in the Gironde, October 2018

A sampling campaign was realised in October 2018 in the Gironde estuary. Several specimens of Acipenser sturio were caught. The largest was 171 cm (TL) and 35 kg and in one picture we notice a data storage tag fixed on the back. The 4 other A. sturio  were between 126 and 141 cm (TL) and weighted between 10,4 and 18,7 kg. In one of the pictures the technician was using an echography probe to assess the development stage of the individual. Another...

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International Workshop ”Danube Sturgeon, where to go?”

In period 17-24 September 2018 at Sf. Gheorghe, Romania was held the First Edition of the International Workshop ”Danube Sturgeon, where to go?”. It was a very productive week, spent among the sturgeon specialists, a week in which we made steps in the right direction for Danube Sturgeons conservation. The main conclusion of this workshop was that the clear measures are needed to protect and save these species and also a "live gene bank" for the c...

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The Yangtze River Research Institute supports the rescue action of Dabry's sturgeon (Acipenser dabryanus)

The Yangtze River Research Institute supports the rescue action of Dabry's sturgeon (Acipenser dabryanus) The launch ceremony of the "RescueAction Plan of Dabry's sturgeon " with the theme of "Catch a great protection, save the Dabry's sturgeon " and the restocking activities were held in Yibin, Sichuan province on May 17, 2018. The Yangtze River fisheries research institute is the co-organizer of this activity. About 400 people including the Min...

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NASPS-GRS Student Mentor Collaboration Award

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) and the German Society to Save the Sturgeon (GRS) are pleased to announce the NASPS-GRS Student Mentor Collaboration Award.  The purpose of this award is to support establishment of a collaboration between a graduate student working on sturgeon or paddlefish research and a sturgeon or paddlefish researcher or manager to transfer technology, training, and/or aid in the completion of the st...

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Privacy Policy and Cookies

Privacy Policy and Cookies In accordance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679) of the European Parliament and Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, we updated the Privacy Policy of our website as well as how we use cookies and how to control cookies used by us.   To learn more, please read the Privacy Policy and the Co...

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Two volumes on Acipenser baerii now available

Two books on Acipenser baerii are now available: The Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii, Brandt, 1869) Volume 1 - Biology. Editors: Williot, P., Nonnotte, G., Vizziano-Cantonnet, D., Chebanov, M. (Eds.) The Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii, Brandt, 1869) Volume 2 - Farming Editors: Williot, Patrick; Nonnotte, Guy; Chebanov, Mikhail (Eds.) Provides a comprehensive synthesis of the sturgeon’s biology, including: Biology and Ecology, Physiology ...

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Ship sturgeon release

Ship sturgeon (Acipenser nudiventris) have been released into the Krasnodar water reservoir. This event was solemnized with participation of authorities, students and stakeholders, with extensive coverage in mass media and tv. See 1 See 2 See 3

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The recovery of Adriatic sturgeon

The recovery of Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii)   One presentation and some video summarize the events that led to the success in the fairly good recovery of the Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii) in Italy in the last 30 years.   presentation video

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WFMD in China

The public education campaigns and fish releasing activities on World Fish Migration Day were first launched in China      The third World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) was organized in China on April 21, 2018, with the aim to enhance public awareness of migratory fish, for example, the Chinese sturgeons. The WFMD education and communication activities were organized by the Chinese Sturgeon Conservation and Rescue Alliance, the World Natural Fund, th...

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NASPS Student Subunit WFMD video

The NASPS is celebrating World Fish Migration Day.  World Fish Migration Day, which is Saturday April 21, is a one-day event focused on creating awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.     Lisa Izzo, a NASPS Student Subunit Governing Board Member, led the charge for the Student Subunit in creating the following video to recognize the importance of open rivers for migratory sturgeons and paddlefish.   The video is available ...

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VIENNA DECLARATION

The WSCS published the RAMSAR DECLARATION ON GLOBAL STURGEON CONSERVATION in 2005 outlining the guiding principles for measures urgently needed to ensure the future of sturgeons. To meet the persisting and emerging challenges in sturgeon conservation, the 8th International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS 8) held from September 10th to 16th, 2017 in Vienna with a participation of about 300 sturgeon specialists from 32 countries, felt the need to re-it...

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LIFE-Sterlet Project, 2016, Austria

Overview on the actions within the LIFE-Sterlet Project in 2016. Contact: life-sterlet.boku.ac.at   See the video

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Azerbaijan MPA in the Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and will include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to protect six significant marine species on the brink of extinction, including the Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon.   Read more

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Occitanie Region and French Guyana caviar inspections

Between December the 10th and January the 20th, the French environmental enforcement of the Occitanie region and French Guyana led 32 inspections aiming to control trade in caviar from sturgeon species Acipenseriformes spp.).   Read more

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Ryszard Kolman left us

Ryszard Kolman, Professor of Fisheries at Inland Fisheries Institute in Olsztyn, Poland, has passed away at the age of 70 years after a period of illness.  Ryszard Kolman was born on August 11, 1947 in Olsztyn, Poland. He graduated from the Commercial Fishery Faculty of the Kaliningrad State Technical University in 1971. After which graduation, his main interest was in the field of the artificially reproduction of coregonids. He obtained his PhD ...

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Funded Masters project at University of British Columbia

Masters project description - Factors affecting larval drift initiation by White Sturgeon – University of British Columbia, Canada   We have a funded opportunity for a Masters level graduate student to investigate the effects of benthic substrate condition on early rearing and drift by larval White Sturgeon, and other aspects of its ecology.  Altered substrate conditions in spawning and early rearing habitats contributes to the recruitment failur...

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World Fish Migration Day - April 21, 2018

Dear colleague,   Hereby I invite you to join the next World Fish Migration Day on April 21, 2018.  We hope that you like our new Happy Fish cartoon and that it will inspire you to host an unique event to connect fish, rivers and people. Over 2000 organizations, from New Zealand to Hawaii, will be involved in this third edition of WFMD. We hope to create big impact on the wellbeing of migratory fish from local to global. We are looking forward to...

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Upcoming Public Meetings: Wisconsin Sturgeon Management Plan

Attention Sturgeon Enthusiasts:   The DNR’s Sturgeon Team is starting a process to update Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Management Plan.  The current plan was completed in 2000 and has guided much of the statewide management and recovery efforts for lake sturgeon in Wisconsin.  Many of the recommendations outlined in the current plan have been addressed and the plan is in need of updating.  Additionally, the 2000 plan was specific to lake sturgeon only, w...

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vacant position

Berlin, January 14th, 2018 The Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inlanmd Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin announces a vacant position with a focus on functional genetics in the frame of the ongoing EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network IMPRESS for up to 10.5 months. The applicats should have a completed university degree (Master) in Life Science (biology, fisheries sciences, ecology, etc.) and must not have spent more that 12 mon...

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