Ukraine: Several thousand sturgeon fish species were released into the Danube
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Published Oct 20, 2023
Over 2,500 sturgeon species have been released into the Danube River in Odesa to help restore the population, as the species is currently facing extinction. Factors such as hydraulic engineering, river regulation, intensive fishing, poaching, and Russian aggression have contributed to the decline of sturgeons, leading to their inclusion in the Red Book of Ukraine. The stocking was carried out by the Odesa sturgeon complex and was initiated by the World Nature Fund WWF-Ukraine, which has been involved in sturgeon fish preservation in Ukraine for over five years.
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KYIV. October 20. UNN. In Odesa, more than 2,500 sturgeon species were released into the Danube River. According to the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Vitaliy Holovny, the population of sturgeon fish species is currently under threat of extinction. How the stocking took place and what preceded it was told by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, UNN writes. Quote "The influence of hydraulic engineering, regulation of rivers, intensive fishing and poaching led to a significant reduction of sturgeons and their inclusion in the Red Book of Ukraine. Russian aggression, the undermining of the Kakhovskaya HPP provoked an ecological and humanitarian catastrophe and endangered the existence of many species of wild fauna, including sturgeon," explained Vitaly Holovnia. Details Stocking has strategic goals — to contribute to the restoration of the population of sturgeon fish species in the Danube, as well as to ensure monitoring and protection of their habitats. The stock ...