Doroshov, White sturgeon domestic broodstock management

In acknowledging the necessity of domestication and commercial culture for sustaining sturgeon resources, this project proactively aids the burgeoning sturgeon industry by creating practical management guidelines for domestic broodstocks. This compilation will take the form of a comprehensive manual, capacity-building resource serving California and Idaho's sturgeon industries. By utilizing these guidelines, these industries can enhance their production capabilities of sturgeon flesh and caviar for food markets. Furthermore, it will serve as an invaluable tool for maintaining healthy broodstocks with efficient reproduction and supporting the development of breeding programs tailored to their unique industrial needs. 


1) To investigate growth, sexual maturation, fecundity and gamete quality in broodstocks of California and Idaho

2) To refine methodology of induced spawning

3) To develop sperm cryopreservation

4) To determine the effect of broodstock diets on growth and reproduction

5) To elucidate the vertical transmission of sturgeon viruses and develop prevention methods

6) To establish breeding objectives, broodfish selection, and initiate studies on genetic inheritance of important traits

7) To develop a sturgeon broodstock manual for the aquaculture industry


Project Summary

Duration: 2 years
Funded Date: 09/01/1997
Funding level: $98,000 (FY 98) + $100,000 (FY 00) Total $198,000
Location: California - CA, Idaho - ID
Species: Sturgeon
Topics: Broodstock, Culture/egg quality, Genetics, Grow out

University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105


Grants and Funding