8th International Symposium on Sturgeons (8th ISS)

The International Symposia on Sturgeon (ISS) are governed by the World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS) and take place in a four year cycle in varying regions with importance for sturgeons and sturgeon biology. The next venue site for the 2017 event will be Vienna!


The upcoming venue will be an all-European effort to bring together the sturgeon experts worldwide. We consider it high time to draw the international attention to the pressing issue of sturgeon conservation in densely populated regions such as Europe that reveals intense conflicts between economic development and nature conservation. Also the transboundary approach that is vital in the management of many sturgeon populations is an essential prerequisite in the Danube River system – a river shared by the highest number of countries worldwide. As such the idea of a truly European conference is the motif to take over the responsibility for the 8 th ISS. Europe, unifying extremely different heritages and cultures, also represents the chances and also the drawbacks that collaboration and internationalization offer for effective resource management.


Vienna is a perfect location in the heart of Europe that reflects much of the intercultural approaches with a charming environment that is to provide a great ambience for the international participants of the ISS8. The meeting will take place between September 11 and 17th 2017 on the premises of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU).


For more information, please click on the following link

WSCS ISS8 Announcement.pdf


For Registration, go to 




For those of you attending ISS8, we want to help clarify the registration process on the website as NASPS members may register as a Regular Member to receive a reduced registration rate.  Once you click the Register Now button, you will be prompted to fill out Personal Details.  On the following page, NASPS members in good standing (2017) may register as a Regular Member.  You will need to upload a copy of your NASPS (or WSCS) receipt for membership payment.  You may use a copy of your PayPal receipt. 


The early bird registration rate for ISS8 ends March 31st 


For abstract submission, go to 



Abstracts are due June 30th