A rare large Chinese sturgeon has been caught by a fisherman in China’s largest freshwater lake Poyang Lake, east China’s Jiangxi Province, local fishery authorities said Wednesday. The sturgeon which measures 1.3 meters and weighs about 13.5 kilograms(29.8 pounds) is the largest Chinese sturgeon ever discovered in the lake, according to the fishery bureau of the Poyang County…Full Article: Xinhua Mar 2016

Key Point

  • Nicknamed the “aquatic pandas”, the Chinese sturgeon are a protected animal species in China.

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  • In April 2013, China’s Chinese Sturgeon Research Center released 8,000 captive-bred (i.e. farmed) Chinese sturgeon into the Yangtze River. In total, over the past 30 years, China has released more than 5 million Chinese sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis) back into the Yangtze River.

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