Biology, fisheries, and conservation of sturgeons and paddlefish in China

@article{Wei1997BiologyFA,
  title={Biology, fisheries, and conservation of sturgeons and paddlefish in China},
  author={Qiwei Wei and Fu'en Ke and Jueming Zhang and Ping Zhuang and Junde Luo and Rueqiong Zhou and Wenhua Yang},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={1997},
  volume={48},
  pages={241-255}
}
This paper reviews five of the eight species of acipenseriforms that occur in China, chiefly those of the Amur and Yangtze rivers. Kaluga Huso dauricus and Amur sturgeon Acipenser schrenckii are endemic to the Amur River. Both species still support fisheries, but stocks are declining due to overfishing. Acipenseriformes of the Yangtze River are primarily threatened by hydroelectric dams that block free passage to spawning and feeding areas. The Chinese paddlefish Psephurus gladius now is rare… CONTINUE READING

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