Russia proposes ban on sturgeon fishing

Russia has suggested that Caspian nations impose a five-year ban on fishing for sturgeon, prized for caviar, to save the dwindling stocks from extinction.

"We are ready to renounce sturgeon fishing, even for research purposes,' Andrei Krainy, head of the Russian State Fisheries said. The move comes after several international efforts failed to stall sturgeon's extinction in the Caspian Sea. Almost all the world's sturgeon