The study carried out in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea in 2016 has shown a slight growth of Russian sturgeon population, that is, by 10% as compared to 2015. The statement was made by Deputy Director of the Caspian Research Institute for Fishery, Sergey Shipulin.
According to the expert, the study shows the increase in young individuals of Russian sturgeon. He notes that Russian scientists are collaborating with their Caspian Region colleagues. In addition, genetic studies are evolving rapidly. In some years experts expect to provide specific data on sturgeon population in the Caspian Sea and the contribution of each state on its reproduction. Currently Russia´s contribution is estimated at 70%.