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Main Title Biology and Conservation of the European SturgeonAcipenser sturioL. 1758 The Reunion of the European and Atlantic Sturgeons / [electronic resource] :
Author Williot, Patrick.
Other Authors
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Rochard, Eric.
Desse-Berset, Nathalie.
Kirschbaum, Frank.
Gessner, Jörn.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QL614-639.8
ISBN 9783642206115
Subjects Life sciences ; Applied Ecology ; Aquatic biology ; Conservation biology ; Zoology ; Wildlife management
Internet Access
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Edition First.
Collation XXVIII, 668 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part I: Biology, history, geographical distribution and Status, from past to present -- Part II: Iconography of the European sturgeon -- Part III. Restoration - Conservation of Acipenser sturio, scientific and political management -- Part IV: Restoration - Conservation programmes of Acipenser oxyrinchus -- Part V: Perspectives and prospectives -- Part VI: General conclusions. The book aims at synthesizing our current knowledge of Acipenser sturio and its management. This species, one of the most widespread sturgeon species all over Western Europe ranging from the Black Sea to the Baltic, is now on the verge of extinction. Major aspects of its biology and management, including mismanagement, are provided in a historic perspective. Similarly, the changes in the restoration programs (in situ and ex situ) initiated in France and Germany are presented. As the species occurred in sympatry with Acipenser oxyrinchus in Germany and Poland and very recently in France as well, a brief outlook on restoration-management programs of A. oxyrinchus are also provided for both North America and Northern European countries, namely Germany and Poland. As conservation-restoration actions go beyond scientific issues, non-governmental stakeholders and marine professional fishermen's organizations have also been asked to contribute, and the key role of a French-German cooperation plan is underlined. A part of the book is devoted to perspectives. Illustrations of the European sturgeon, mainly in photographs, but also in stamps and paintings, are presented.