Russia takes action to save sturgeon population
Experts from a scientific center for selection and genetics in the Krasnodar region (Russian south) have presented a method to save sturgeon fish population, first of all stellate sturgeon speciesSince a long time ago sturgeon has been considered the main dish on a tsar`s table. It is called ‘tsar fish' for its size (up to two meters) and weight (up to 80 kg). It is still can be found in the Caspian, Azov and Black Seas but each year its population decreases.
Experts from a scientific center for selection and genetics in the Krasnodar region have recently grown many sturgeon species and now are ready to send it in the open seas. Director of the center Mikhail Chebanov comments:
"It is the first time when we send such huge sturgeon species into the open seas: each fish weighs about 700 grams. It will surely adjust well to living in natural conditions".
Mikhail Chebanov says this is a really outstanding achievement because sturgeon is a very rare kind of fish and soon may be listed in the red data book. Specialists have already sent into the open seas some 8,500 sturgeon species. In all, 14,000 species will be set free in wild.