NASPS online communication strategy
Online Communication Strategy for the North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society
Audience: Facebook users, LinkedIn users, Twitter users, and NASPS website viewers
NASPS Mission: Seeking to address current declines in sturgeon and paddlefish populations across North America, NASPS is dedicated to promoting the conservation and restoration of these species by developing and advancing research pertaining to their biology, management, an...
National Action Plan for sturgeons in Turkey
The five sturgeon species historically native to Turkish rivers and coastal waters......
The Action Plan Preamble and content
Election 2015 of the WSCS Board meeting completed
For the last three months , WSCS members had the opportunity to cast their vote on the election of the Board of Directors of WSCS fort he period 2015 -2019. The list of candidates and their CVs had been provided by circular letter to WSCS members and also had been posted on the website.
The ballots trickled in to the home office at an increasing rate the closer the deadline for the Board meet...
Sturgeon Industry alliance in China
Sturgeon industry alliance of China was established
Sturgeon industry alliance of China was formally established in the annual meeting of sturgeon committee which was held in Yuxi city, Hunan Province of China on May 6, 2015. Hangzhou Qiandaohu Xunlong Sci-tech Co.,LTD, Beijing Bio-tech Co.,LTD, Yunan Amur Sturgeon Group Company and Sichuan Runzhao Fishery Co.,LTD signed on the “Agreement of Sturgeon Industry Alliance of China” as the originato...
China - training course
A training course on sturgeon aquaculture and conservation was organized in Wuhan, Hubei, China
In order to strengthen the conservation and management of sturgeons, and more specifically
a) promote the development of a sound and sold self-discipline of the sturgeon aquaculture industry,
b) ensure the formulation of a rational sturgeon conservation and utilization strategy, as well as
c) promote the healthy and sustainable de...
US sturgeon petition status: March 2015
March 11, 2015
Hello Sturgeon ESA Coalition Members,
As many of you know, we were able to raise sufficient funding in 2014 to engage Joan Galvin of Kelley, Drye & Warren (Washington D.C.) to provide legal opinion and lobbying efforts on our behalf. We accomplished much last year, but our fight is still not over.
By way of this email, I would like to summarize our efforts to date and suggest a path forward, in the hopes that we can, again, m...
Two news from Azerbajian, one about the declining of the Caspian sturgeon population to critical level
and the other one about the developing of a concept for industrial breeding of sturgeon by innovative method.
US sturgeon petition status
Two agencies within the U.S. Federal Government have been petitioned to list 15 species of sturgeon as endangered under a U.S. law called the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The two government agencies are the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The USFWS will make the determination for 10 of the sturgeon species, the NMFS has already made the determination for 5 of the species. The 10 ...
A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between AMA (Associazione Mediterranea Acquacoltori) of Italy and the WSCS.
2014-2016 NASPS Executive Committee elections
The 2014-2016 NASPS Executive Committee elections have been completed.
The newly elected Board Members are the following:
Governing Board Executive Committee:
Past President - Ron Bruch, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI, USA, Ronald.Bruch@wisconsin.gov
President - Molly Webb, USFWS, Bozeman Fish Technology Center, Bozeman, MT, USA, Molly_Webb@fws.gov
Vice President - James Crossman, BC Hydro, Castlegar, BC, Canada, James.C...
Russian Fishery Agency protects
The Russian Federal Fisheries Agency has held a conference where a number of proposals were made aimed at protecting the country's sturgeon population, and hence the country's supply of caviar.
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New tool to pursue illegal trade
New tool to pursue illegal trade
The first joint action of The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) and INTERPOL took place to target individuals responsible for serious wildlife crime.
This new INTERPOL operation is called ‘INFRA-Terra’ (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) and is technically and financially supported by contributions of the European Union.
The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade i...
Family-Based Breeding Plan in the Adriatic sturgeon
A new breeding plan, based on the genetic characterization of the largest existing broodstock of Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii) was proposed. Taking into account the tetraploidy of the Adriatic sturgeon, the plan tries to minimize inbreeding and to maximize the fraction of available genetic diversity that will be transmitted to stocks that will be released in the wild, as well as to future generations of captive breeders. This is done by ...
No natural reproduction of A. sinensis in 2013
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences found that this year no juvenile sturgeons were found swimming along the Yangtze toward the sea during the period they usually do. This Investigations verified the results of no reproduction monitored on the sole spawning ground below Gezhouba Dam. They concluded that no natural reproduction of Acipenser sinensis was took placed in 2013. It is the first time of no natural reproduction s...
Canada: fines for illegal fishery
In Canada two men received a total of $20,750 in fines and probation orders for illegally possessing lake sturgeon eggs and meat and another man received a total of $500 in fines and a 15-year ban on harvesting Lake Sturgeon for illegally taking the species.
Lake Sturgeon Harvest Results in Fines and 15-year Fishing Ban
Taste for Illegal Caviar Leads to $20,750 in Fines
Sturgeons in the art
"In the fall of 2004 I became fascinated with sturgeon. The more I researched them the more captivated I became. Now I see them as a symbol of endurance in a rapidly changing environment. There is a quality in the sturgeon that I find special. It has an ancient lineage, and a quiet, curious wisdom. " Margaret K. Haydon
From the talk given during the ISS7, 2013, Nanaimo, BC.
“A Curious Old Wisdom”
I come to you from the Art Department at the U...
Riverine LIFE Platform Meeting
Riverine LIFE Platform Meeting:
Strengthening populations of fish and other species through re-introduction, removal of barriers and habitats conservation
10th - 12th September 2014, Tartu, Estonia
This is one of a series of platform meetings intended to promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst LIFE beneficiaries, with other key stakeholders also invited. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together LIFE project benef...
Prof. Doroshov retirement
A pioneer in sturgeon research is going to retire today (22nd June 2014)
Colleagues and Students of Prof. Dr. Serge Doroshov will meet today to celebrate his retirement.
WSCS joins his friends and colleagues, wishing him many more healthy and productive years.
We are particularly grateful to Serge for not only being one of the foundation members of the Society but also for his continued support of WSCS
The Board of Directors expressed the So...
FFPW - Univ. South Boemia, proposal of affiliation
From 22 to 26 May 2014 the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (FFPW USB), the Czech Republic, visited WSCS in Italy (on the Lago Maggiore), for discussing a preliminary document for a new affiliation sector called WSCS International Network of Research Institutes (WSCS-INRI) between WSCS and research Institutions.
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Workshop in situ and ex situ measures as a tool for sturgeon conservation"
"Workshop in situ and ex situ measures as a tool for sturgeon conservation".
Between May 14th and 16th, the Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management of the University of Natural Resources and Life sciences, Vienna hosted the board meeting and the general assembly of the World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS). In this context a workshop on "Best practice in ex situ and in situ measures as tools for conservation management" ...