Another A.naccarii caught in the River Po

Another big specimen of Acipenser naccarii has been caught by a fisherman (Yuri Grisendi) in the River Po, at Polesella (RO), on December 20. The sturgeon has been released after the sampling of a small piece of tissue for genetic analysis to identify its possible origin. Most probably this fish, like the previous one caught by the same fisherman, is a part of the stock of 2000 fingerlings released in 1992 by the Mantova province, progeny of a co...

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News from NASPS

Here are some updates on North American sturgeons from NASPS:   Lake Sturgeon On October 21st, more than 3,000 lake sturgeon were released into the French Broad River near Hot Springs, North Carolina... To read more, click the following link http://www.citizen-times.com/story/sports/outdoors/girls-gone-outdoors/2015/10/22/lake-sturgeon-return-north-carolina/74387092/   White Sturgeon A 9 year old boy captured the attention of North ...

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Gulf Sturgeon Bibliography

The Gulf sturgeon bibliography has been updated. Each citation contains a short list of key topics addressed to facilitate searches.   Please click on the following link   usgs-sesc-sturgeonquest-gulfsturgeonbibliography_v3.pdf  

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NASPS 2015 annual meeting

NASPS 2015 Annual Meeting   The 2015 NASPS Annual meeting was a huge success with 148 attendees, three workshops, 2.5 days of contributed papers that included 72 oral presentations given in concurrent sessions and forum discussions, and over 20 posters.  The socials were incredibly fun with the sturgeon and paddlefish trivia contest, raffle and silent auction, good food and beverages, and great friends.  The exchange of information and fosterin...

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Big sturgeon caught in the Po river

A fisherman  of wels catfish caught a big sturgeon in the Po, an Acipenser naccarii of about 2 m. Apparently the recovery actions and repopulations carried out in the past years have been successful. The results for these species are seen after many years.  http://milano.corriere.it/foto-gallery/cronaca/15_novembre_04/storione-gigante-pescato-po-3464fb68-8320-11e5-a218-19a04df8a451.shtml

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ISS8 1st Announcement

ISS8 1st Announcement  The International Symposia on Sturgeon (ISS) are governed by the World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS) and take place in a four year cycle in varying regions with importance for sturgeons and sturgeon biology. The next venue site for the 2017 event will be Vienna! read more

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NASPS Newsletter 2.1-1

NASPS published the 2.1-1 newsletter

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NASPS Newsletter 1.3

NASPS published the 3rd Issue of the 1st volume of the Newsletters

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Potential record breaking fish, Yellow Lake

from Ryan Koenigs. Attention Winnebago System Fisheries Enthusiasts:     The Winnebago System may not have a hook and line sturgeon fishery, but there are numerous waters in the state that do.  One of the more heavily targeted fisheries is on Yellow Lake in Burnett County.  The current state record (hook and line) lake sturgeon was caught on Yellow lake in 1979; weighing 170 pounds 10 oz and 79” long.  Well 13 year old David Jacobson has a “fi...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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from Azerbaijan

Two news from Azerbajian, one about the declining of the Caspian sturgeon population to critical level Read more and the other one about the developing of a concept for industrial breeding of sturgeon by innovative method. Read more

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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 ...

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AMA-WSCS MOU

A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between AMA (Associazione Mediterranea Acquacoltori) of Italy and the WSCS.   Read more

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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...

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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. Go to the original article

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