IS IT POSSIBLE TO SAVE THE AZOV BELUGA?
Можно ли сохранить азовскую белугу?

Sergey Podushka
2020 Fisheries  
The Azov beluga Huso huso maeoticus has the status of a subspecies. This is one of the most threatened and problematic species of the Russian ichthyofauna. Despite the measures taken to protect this subspecies, the situation has only worsened over the past half-century. Some authors already consider the Azov Beluga to be extinct. Brood stock of the beluga raised at the Don Sturgeon Plant, where the first females began to mature in 2018, lets us hope for the possibility of saving the Azov
more » ... ing the Azov subspecies. Presumably the herd consists of both Azov and Caspian belugas, as well as hybrids between them. The issue of their identification is being discussed. A plan to preserve a clean line of the Azov Beluga is proposed.
doi:10.37663/0131-6184-2020-3-71-75 fatcat:fpiwvp7ugrcdtlcwlicnxhlxwm