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Within the activities of the project "Sustainable use of sterlet and development of sterlet aquaculture in Serbia and Hungary", which is being funded by European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR), members of the team from the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research had visited HAKI in Szarvas (Hungary) on 12-14 February 2008. During the visit, they have participated in fish catch on the Tisza River, visited laboratories at HAKI, as well as the rearing ponds. (FULL TEXT)
Institute for Multidisciplinary Research from Belgrade, in cooperation with the Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation from Hungary, will organize during 2007 and 2008 the project "Sustainable use of sterlet and development of sterlet aquaculture in Serbia and Hungary". Project will be organized within the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia, which is being funded by European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR). (FULL TEXT)
During May 2006, catch of the commercial fishermen from Prahovo, Serbia, was unexpectedly enriched with, for them, a strange new fish species. After they made contact with ichthyologists from the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research from Belgrade, it was determined that fish was North American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula Walbaum, 1792). This finding is the first record of the North American paddlefish in Serbian part of the Danube River. (FULL TEXT)
In April 2006, Romania banned sturgeon fishing for the next ten years. Numerous international environmental organizations and institutions have stated that similar long-term recovery plans are needed, especially in the Caspian Sea, to prevent extinction. Romanian Ministry of Environment and Water Management will not continue to release CITES export permits for caviar and for sturgeons meat, from specimens captured in Romanian natural environment.. (FULL TEXT)

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