Big fish on board for the LIFE-Boat 4 Sturgeon project

A huge milestone was achieved at the beginning of May for the LIFE-Boat 4 Sturgeon project. After long preparations the team was finally able to obtain 21 mature beluga sturgeon (Huso huso) broodstock of Danube origin. The individuals were transported to a project facility in Hungary and will be tested for pedigree before being divided between locations in Austria and Hungary to minimize risks. Thereby, another step towards the projects conservation goals for sturgeons was made by creating the basis for a successful propagation of this endangered species.