Three young Sterlet and a baby Beluga registered during “Sturgeon Watchers” mission in Ukraine

This is the second consecutive “Sturgeon Watchers” volunteer programme in Ukraine for monitoring and conservation of sturgeon spawning sites on the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta. “In 2017 we had the first pilot “Sturgeon Watchers” project with students from the Odessa Ecological and Kherson Agricultural universities. This year we changed the format and involved […]
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The status of Sturgeon will be revised in the new Red Book of Ukraine

Inna Hoch, ichthyologist and sturgeon expert in the project “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons”, joined the group of experts who will work on the new edition of the Red Book of Ukraine. According to the national legislation, the Government of Ukraine has to publish a new edition of the Red  Book at least once every 10 […]
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National Ukrainian Workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies on the Legal Framework for Protection of Wild Sturgeons

On May 10 in Kiev, more than thirty representatives from key law enforcement agencies, scientific institutions and other important stakeholders, gathered at a national workshop, organised by WWF Ukraine, on the topic: “Existing national legislation on protection, breeding and trade of sturgeons in Ukraine”. Prior to the event, as part of the “LIFE for Danube […]
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Prohibition of fixed gillnets with larger mesh sizes in the Ukrainian Danube delta means better protection for Danube sturgeons

A new gain in the conservation of Danube sturgeons has been scored. In Ukraine, the fishing regimes for 2018 have been approved and include some major advancements to reduce bycatch of highly endangered sturgeons. Industrial and amateur fishing of all wild sturgeon species has been permanently banned in the Black Sea basin. Thus, even occasionally […]
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One Year of Project Work for Sturgeons – A Monitoring Visit in Ukraine

  This years’ project monitoring visit – an annual initiative of the European Commission to assess progress on its LIFE projects through contracted experts – was held in Ukraine, between the 10th and 12th of October, 2017. “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” is one of the very few LIFE projects in which organisations from non-EU countries […]
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Sturgeon Watchers: Already in Ukraine

  WWF, one of the organisations that dedicates significant amount of time and resources to the protection of sturgeons, launched a brand new initiative called Sturgeon Watchers, part of the second LIFE-funded project on sturgeons “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons”. WWF in Ukraine borrowed the original idea of Sturgeon Watchers from the volunteer programme for the […]
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130 kg of Critically Endangered Sturgeon Caught in Ukraine

Vylkove – State Fisheries Agency of Ukraine reported that a minibus with nearly two tons of illegal fish, including 130 kg of critically endangered Russian and Stellate Sturgeon, was detained near Vylkove by the Border Police detachment together with the newly reformed Odessa Fish Patrol of the State Fisheries Agency and the Police. Both sturgeon […]
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