Restoration of Baltic SturgeonThe joint project between Estonia and Finland (LIFE-2021-SAP-NAT; project No. 101074368; LIFE21-NAT-EE-LIFE Baltic Sturgeon) began on 1 September 2022. The project is lead by RMK with Wildlife Estonia and Natural Resources Institute Finland as partners.
The aim of the project is fulfilling the HELCOM action plan for the protection and recovery of the Baltic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) for the period of 2019-2029 in Estonia.
- Mart Thalfeldt (RMK) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meelis Tambets (ELK) email@example.com
The tasks for achieving that goal are the following:
- Increasing biological diversity in Natura 2000 areas in the Baltic Sea by increasing sturgeon populations in the Gulf of Finland and the coast of Western Estonia;
- Fulfilling the action plan for the protection and restoration of the population of the Baltic sturgeon;
- Participating in international cooperation related to the protection of the Baltic sturgeon and its habitats;
- Production of basic population material;
- Rearing juvenile fish with high fitness and releasing them in the Narva and Pärnu Rivers to restore local populations;
- Developing measures for the reduction of by-catches of protected sturgeons;
- Developing methods for monitoring sturgeons and conducting studies.
Co-financers of Estonia’s activities: