Today we visited the aquatic conservation center for marbled trout (Salmo marmoratus) and white clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes). The center focuses on cocooning (incubating eggs in the river) and nature like rearing with structures in the tanks, natural food and low densities, following a strict genetic protocol. We were absolutely impressed what was done in the last two years and got many ideas we will include in our concept for a large streamside rearing and holding facility for the Danube Sturgeons.
Film teams from Viennese and German TV stations portrayed our project and its progress.
Successful Summer Sampling. 3 nice sterlets caught, tagged, released. Hope to see you again for spawning season!
Link to the homepage of the Austrian Fishery Association: http://www.oefg1880.at/
Meeting to intensify to collaboration in the implementation of the Pan-european action plan to protect sturgeons.
What does the EU actually contribute to our daily lives? Experts will answer questions and provide information on environmental protection, organized crime and much more. The event takes place in the shopping center Wien Mitte - The Mall. Thomas was part of this exciting event that was organized by EU protects.
Thanks to the EU’s LIFE program, Thomas was able to turn his passion into his career: protecting the Danube’s sterlet from going extinct. The film EU Protects – Saving the Sterlet gives insights into our project.
Like in the previous years we held a stakeholder meeting for fishermen. Part of this meeting is an information event and a taxonomy workshop on the different sturgeon species.