The Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii, Brandt, 1869) Volume 2 - Farming

  • Patrick Williot
  • Guy Nonnotte
  • Mikhail Chebanov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Reproduction and Early Ontogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrzej Ciereszko, Martin Pšenička
      Pages 49-57
    3. Enric Gisbert, Mikhail Solovyev, Emmanuel Bonpunt, Christophe Mauduit
      Pages 59-72
  3. Ongrowing

  4. Production

  5. Long-Term Management of Brood Stock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Mikhail Chebanov, Sergei Podushka, Eugeny Rachek, Dmitry Amvrosov, Yan Merkulov
      Pages 289-326
    3. Dorota Fopp-Bayat, Marcin Kucinski, Beata Laczynska, Tomasz Liszewski
      Pages 337-346
  6. State of Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Patrick Williot, Mikhail Chebanov, Guy Nonnotte
      Pages 403-450
    3. Rémy Simide, Sandrine Gaillard, Simone Richard
      Pages 451-477
  7. Ecological Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
  8. Specific Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517
    2. Guy Nonnotte, Patrick Williot, Karine Pichavant-Rafini, Michel Rafini, Valerie Maxime, Liliane Nonnotte
      Pages 569-584
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 585-590

About this book


The Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii Brandt 1869 is the most widely farmed sturgeon species. Continuing from Volume 1, which focuses on the biology of the species, the present Volume 2 in turn examines farming aspects. It is divided into six parts, the first of which deals with reproduction and early ontogenesis, i.e. reproductive cycles, controlled reproduction, sperm cryoconservation, and weaning of larvae. The second covers the growing phase with a focus on food and feeding (management, fish meal replacement, potential endocrine disruptions, usefulness of prebiotics and immunostimulants, and nitrogen excretion). Production-related data are the focus of the third part and include: characteristics (countries, structures of production, evolution in production, economic features) of the gross production of the species (meat and caviar) worldwide, a method for assessing the quality of caviars, off-flavors management, and an example of production of fingerlings for restocking. Part four addresses selected long-term management issues: genetic variability of brood stocks, genome manipulation and sex control, and the advantages of hybrids. The next three chapters constitute the fifth part, which is devoted to health status (immunology and welfare). In closing, the absence of ecological risks of introducing the species in non-native waters is shown using two long-term documented examples (Russia and France). Three methodological chapters round out the volume, covering: in vitro incubation of ovarian follicles, a richly illustrated library of echographies and photos, and a detailed presentation of oxygen demand studies.  


Acipenser baerii Caviar Conservation Farming Restocking Siberian Sturgeon

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Williot
    • 1
  • Guy Nonnotte
    • 2
  • Mikhail Chebanov
    • 3
  1. 1.AudengeFrance
  2. 2.La Teste de BuchFrance
  3. 3.State Center for Sturgeon Gene Pool Conservation “Kubanbioresursi”Kuban State UniversityKrasnodarRussia

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