Important Notice on upcoming conferences

Important Notice on upcoming conferences   Currently, two different events for people interested in sturgeon are coming up. Unfortunately, both have very similar names. In continuation of the series started in 1989 in Bordeaux, the eight International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS8) bringing together the global sturgeon expertise is taking place September 11th – 17th 2017, in Vienna, Austria. The WSCS organized returns to Europe, focusing on the pa...

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Codex Alimentarius -COP on caviar

Codex Alimentarius -COP on caviar   The Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery products, Section on sturgeon caviar, has been adopted by the commission.   Read the text

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Erratum - JAI vol 18 D.E. Snyder paper

ERRATUM we herewith notfy potentially interested readers of a discovered error in the ISS4 Proceedings.  Readers of this article and members having a copy of the Proceedings (Journal of Applied Ichthyology, vol 18) may wish to print  out the attached pdf-file noting the corrections and insert a copy at the respective page number of the volume. We are sorry for this mishap but are greatful to the author to have this shift in captions discovered (b...

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ISM-2016, Krasnodar - A great success

ISM-2016, Krasnodar - A great success   The International Sturgeon Meeting held in Krasnodar on June 1-5 has been a great success. More than 180 participants from 22 countries discussed on sturgeon recovery and caviar issues. Important participation of authorities and great prominence in the media. See the following webpages.   http://www.mprkk.ru/ministerstvo/press-sluzhba/news/i/o-mezhdunarodnom-soveshanii-po-osetrovym-ism-2016 http://www.fishn...

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Chinese Sturgeon Conservation Alliance

Chinese Sturgeon Conservation Alliance established on May, 2016     On the proposal of the China National Aquatic Conservation Association a national alliance named “Chinese Sturgeon Conservation Alliance” (CSCA, the Chinese sturgeon the Acipenser sinensis)) was established in Shanghai on May 21, 2016. Mr Li Yaninliang, president of China National Aquatic Conservation Association, has been elected as president of CSCA by the board of directors.  ...

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Do we have a reliable control of international trade of sturgeon caviar?

IUCN WCC 2016 Do we have a reliable control of international trade of sturgeon caviar?    Nowadays, any international trade of sturgeon and their products (e.g. caviar) is controlled and includes a mandatory universal caviar labeling system. Since this caviar labeling system was introduced a few years ago, the number of genetic tests or isotope analyses distinguishing legal caviar from illegal caviar has been reduced close to zero. We are wonderi...

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The new WFMD #fishhead video

The new WFMD #fishhead video "Fish can't travel like we can"   The WFMD has reached to 370 events in 61 countries and it’s still growing.   https://youtu.be/T6rD8shDQxs

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Int. Conf. on the future of Sturgeon Aquaculture ICSA2016

Int. Conf. on the future of Sturgeon Aquaculture ICSA2016   The International Sturgeon Research Institute and the Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute in collaboration with the World Sturgeon Conservation Society, the Iranian Fisheries Organization, Universities and International Organizations, invite you to attend the International Conference on theFuture of Sturgeon Aquaculture in 2016. This conference will bring together sturgeon scien...

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2016-ISM Krasnodar program update

The program of the Krasnodar conference 2016-ISM has been updated.   Program 

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2016 ISM Program

The program of the next International Sturgeon Meeting in Krasnodar has been updated. More information on the meeting at the website Read more...

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WSCS Board Meeting, Bordeaux 2016

WSCS Board Meeting, Bordeaux 2016   The World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS) Board Meeting was recently held in Bordeaux, France.  A workshop on “Post Release Monitoring Strategies in Sturgeon Restoration Programs” was held in conjunction with the Board meeting. Forty nine sturgeon researchers and managers from 10 countries participated in the workshop.     Photo of attendees of the World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS) Board Meeting,...

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The second All-Russian conference "The Russian sturgeon culture-2016" March 28-30, Krasnodar

The second All-Russian conference "The Russian sturgeon culture-2016" March 28-30, Krasnodar   In Krasnodar (South of  Russia) was held from March,28 to March, 30  the second All-Russian conference "The Russian sturgeon culture-2016".   Read more...  

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Lake Sturgeon Spear Fishery on the Winnebago System (Wisconsin, USA)

Lake Sturgeon Spear Fishery on the Winnebago System (Wisconsin, USA)   The 2016 Lake Sturgeon spear fishery commenced on February 13 and concluded on February 28 (16 days).  This traditional harvest method is annually permitted for a maximum of 16 days and operates under a harvest cap system to keep exploitation at or below a sustainable level of 5% of the adult population.  Perspective spearers must purchase a spearing license prior to an Octobe...

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Upper Danube Life project

A new LIFE Project dedicated to the restoration on sterlet populations in the Upper Danube has been approved and the first version of the homepage for the LIFE- Sterlet project is finished and online. The hp will be updated regularly with news and new information (f.e. sturgeon identification guide etc.).   An English version will follow within the next month. life sterlet website

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1st Announcement Krasnodar ISM 2016 (International Sturgeon Meeting, 2016)

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT KRASNODAR 2016  INTERNATIONAL STURGEON MEETING (2016-ISM) Dear Colleagues and Friends, We are pleased to inform you that the State Regional Centre for Sturgeon Gene Pool Conservation “Kubanbioresursi” Ministry of Natural Recourses and Kuban Sturgeon Farming Institute (KIO Ltd.) supported by the World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS), will organize the International Sturgeon Meeting focusing on problems of conservation and r...

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News from the NASPS USA

Here some news highlighted by the NASPS:   Navy Sponsored Research Uncovers the Mystery of Atlantic Sturgeon MDC CONFIRMS LAKE STURGEON NOW REPRODUCING IN MISSISSIPPI RIVER Conservation netting, tagging paddlefish Stocking Genesee River With Lake Sturgeon Helps Gauge River's Health Sturgeon legals number increases, other indicators down Annual effort tags 1,000 paddlefish for research To help endangered fish, scientists now "listen" to river sed...

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Chinese sturgeon could be extinct in 37 years

Rare sturgeon nearing extinction

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WSCS Board Meeting and General Assembly

WSCS 2016 Board Meeting and General Assembly The 2016 Board Meeting and the General Assembly of the WSCS will take place between the 5th and the 8th April in Bordeaux, France. The program is as follow: Monday April 4th: Arrival   Tuesday 5th April: Board Meeting All day Room “Atelier“ Irstea Gazinet Cestas   Wednesday 6th April: Workshop and GA meeting Room reserved in Bordeaux for about 50 people 9 am to 4 pm Workshop “Post-Release Monitoring St...

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DSTF strategy to protect sturgeons in the Danube

HIGH LEVEL EVENT TO DISCUSS THE STRATEGY TOWARDS THE EFFECTIVE PROTECTION OF THE  STURGEONS IN THE DANUBE RIVER BASIN    Back to back with the regular meeting of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), a high level event was organized by the Danube Sturgeon Task Force (DSTF) and the EU Strategy for the Danube Region – Priority Area 06 (Biodiversity), with the ICPDR at the Vienna International Center, on 2 Dece...

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World Fish Migration day 2016

On behalf of the World Fish Migration Platform, you are invited to join the 2nd World Fish Migration Day, to be held on the 21st of May 2016.    With WFMD2016 the WFMP hope to achieve a big impact on fish migration policies, measures and management, from local to global. Local events can be: celebration on a dam/weir removal, inauguration of a fishway or a river restoration project, special trainings/workshops, research activities in the field,...

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