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Russian sturgeon Acipenser gueldenstaedtii © Andrey Nekrasov / WWF

Siberia's black gold

Russian sturgeon Acipenser gueldenstaedtii © Andrey Nekrasov / WWF

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Published 28th July 2008

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“Test fishing” loophole a cover for commercial caviar trade

Cambridge, UK, 28 July 2008—A report into Amur River sturgeons finds that “test fishing”, a system established with the aim of sturgeon population monitoring, is used as a cover for commercial fishing to circumvent an official ban on commercial fishing imposed in 1984. 

Siberia’s black gold: Harvest and trade in Amur River sturgeons in the Russian Federation

Report author(s):
Alexey Vaisman, Pavel Fomenko

Publication date:
July 2008