Russian aquaculture of sturgeon fishes in modern conditions
Keywords:aquaculture, sturgeon, artificial reproduction, commercial sturgeon farming
Under the current conditions of valuable fish species depletion, sturgeon aquaculture is intended to solve two major problems, such as restoring natural stocks and saturating the consumer market with delicacy products. Artificial reproduction is the only feasible way of preserving the sturgeon gene pool in Russia’s water bodies, since natural reproduction has been reduced to zero. Commercial sturgeon farming addresses the needs of the consumer market in the context of the ban on commercial fishing. The article deals with the issues of the state and prospects of sturgeon aquaculture development.