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Action Plan for the Conservation of Sturgeons (Acipenseridae) in the Danube River Basin

Series: Nature and Environment Series Volume: 144

Edited By: J Bloesch

121 pages, illus, tables

Council of Europe

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #160988 | ISBN: 9287159920
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About this book

Six species of sturgeons are native to the Danube River Basin. The need for conservation action is urgent, given that recent observations in the Lower Danube indicate that all sturgeon populations are near extinction.

Due to the high commercial value of sturgeon products, in particular caviar, the pressure from proaching and illegal trade remains intense. These species will not survive unless fishing practices are greatly addressed, and both migration routes and habitats for all life-cycle stages are protected.

Through national action and international co-ordination, this action plan aims to secure viable populations of all Danube sturgeon species by sustainable management and restoration of their natural habitats and migratory corridors.

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