Project News

Fisheries Conference 2019

The Institute of Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries organized the traditional annual fisheries conference on November 21 and 22, 2019 in Schloss Mondsee.
During the two days, a broad and interesting range of lectures was presented. On the second day, Thomas Friedrich gave a lecture on the Pan-European Action Plan, situation of the Sturgeon in the Austrian Danube in the past and present.

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Visit in China

Working on the IUCN Red List re-assessment of the Eurasian sturgeon species in Shanghai. Unfortunately the situation has gotten worse: of 19 species in Europe and Asia one species became extinct since the last assessment and five more are on the very brink of being extinct in the wild. Without concerted action now, including a stop of poaching, restoration of habitat and supportive releases it is clear that the next assessment in ten years will be way worse than today.

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Happy to see you again

Our latest monitoring catch, a nice sterlet lady we caught three times in different seasons over the last year in the very same spot. It is nice to see that she recovered well from when we spawned her artificially this April. Also she did not grow a bit over one year, underlining our assumption that she ist an older gal. We also got our first 0+ recapture..exciting times for sure...and field season only just started!

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