ISS7 Report

International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS7)


The 7th international Symposium on Sturgeons took place 21 -25 July 2013 in Nanaimo, BC,


The Symposium was run under the auspices of WSCS by Vancouver Island University (VIU) and

the City of Nanaimo. Don Tillapaugh and his team comprising some 40 volunteers delivered

a great job in organizing a very memorable and family-like meetingunder the motto “Sturgeon, Science and Society – at the Crossroads: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century”

A total of approx. 330 participants from 22 Nations attended the conference despite the fact that a large number of participants form Russia, Iran, China, Turkey and other countries were not able to participate due to continuous visa problems.

Most naturally the vast majority of participants originated from the host country and from the US, but more than 60 contributors originated from the EU.


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