Brought from Russia, sturgeon will be produced in Turkey
Published Jul 4, 2022
The Mediterranean Fisheries Research, Production and Training Institute (AKSAM) affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry managed to adapt the sturgeon, which is under the threat of extinction, to Antalya waters, and managed to get 100 thousand fry. The target is to ensure the production of fish, whose meat can reach 600 kilograms, and whose caviar is worth between 2 and 12 thousand dollars, in Turkish waters in a few years. Various studies are being carried out to increase the population of the sturgeon, which is said to have lived at the same time as the dinosaurs and is in danger of extinction.
Mediterranean Fisheries Research, Production and Training Institute has rolled up its sleeves to produce the sturgeon, which has a history of 200 to 250 million years and is mostly seen in the Black Sea and Azov Seas, with both meat and caviar having a high economic value. The institute, which strives to breed rare species, brought fertilized eggs from Russia 12 years ago under a protocol. These eggs were left in special pools prepared in accordance with the region they came from. The resulting offspring have grown and turned 12 years old today. The broodstock of the sturgeon fish, which started to take eggs from the age of 8, gave eggs for the second time this year. 100 thousand puppies that were born left the 35th day behind in good health. Small puppies are carefully cared for and fed in separate pools. The goal is to keep 55 thousand of 100 thousand puppies alive and transfer them to the next year. "IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO PRODUCE IN ANTALYA CONDITIONS" Underlining that they ...