Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 376–382 | Cite as

On the history of fish husbandry of Siberian sturgeon Acipenser baerii from the Lena River for acclimatization and commercial cultivation

  • V. S. Malyutin
  • G. I. Ruban


This paper provides a brief description of the history of home sturgeon aquaculture and the assessment of the role in its development of Russian scientists, Lebedev, in particular, whose ideas served as the scientific basis of the introduction of Siberian sturgeon Acipenser baerii in culture. The main stages of works on obtaining fertilized eggs of sturgeon under field conditions, their transportation from the spawning grounds to fish farms, as well as the elaboration of biotechniques of the introduction in culture of the species are described. Principal causes of the failure of acclimatization works with Siberian sturgeon are analyzed.

Key words

Siberian sturgeon fishery development acclimatization the Lena aquaculture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of Sciences (IPEE RAN)MoscowRussia

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