Sichuan boost for stur­geon

Shanghai Daily - - NATION - (Xin­hua)

SOUTH­WEST­ERN Sichuan Province will do more to re­store the pop­u­la­tion of Dabry’s stur­geon, an en­demic and en­dan­gered species, in the wild.

This year, Sichuan has re­leased 50 adult stur­geon and more than 85,000 fry into the Yangtze River, ac­cord­ing to staff at the province’s bureau of aquatic prod­ucts. The province plans to re­lease hun­dreds of adult stur­geon and tens of thou­sands of fry in 2019 and 2020 in a bid to re­store the pop­u­la­tion. It will im­prove ge­netic re­search on the species and crack down on il­le­gal fish­ing.

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