Up to 4 meters long and 300 kg. Yes, this happened 50 years ago in the Vistula River in Poland.
Sturgeons were among the first species that suffered from the increasing industrialization and human population development in Europe. In just a few decades, only one European river system with sturgeon populations has maintained its functionality - the Danube River - but even this last resort is highly threatened.
In 2017, we can count on several organizations and events to raise awareness on the critical status of Sturgeons.
The 8th International Symposium on Sturgeons will take place in Vienna on the 10th-16th of September 2017, providing the unique opportunity to bring together sturgeon experts from all over the world to discuss and share their ideas and concepts to further improve the management of sturgeons along with their essential habitats.
The World Fish Migration Foundation will join this inspiring event to talk about World Fish Migration Day 2018. With the amazing support of WFMD’s supporters; the ISS8, The Society to Save the Sturgeon and World Sturgeon Conservation Society, we will invite experts and the public to celebrate sturgeons and all migratory fish on the 21st of April 2018. World Fish Migration Day will bring together thousands of organizations from all over the world through amazing small to big events, to connect people, fish and rivers!
Meet up with us at the Conference and join WFMD2018!