Fish reproduction activities in Russia in 2011 inspiring optimism
In 2011 Russian hatcheries released 10.6 billion fry of valuable fish species, thus displaying an increase on 2010 by 2.2% or 223 million fish, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/.
Russia released 45.4 million young sturgeons into natural habitat in 2011. For comparison, Iran annually releases 400 million fry of various fish species, of which sturgeons account for 4 million. In 2011 Azerbaijan released to the Caspian Sea 3.4 million sturgeon juveniles.