Data underlying the publication: Historical reconstruction of sturgeon (Acipenser spp.) spatiotemporal distribution and causes for their decline in North-Western Europe



This data set has data on historically reported landings and sales of the anadromous sturgeons, Acipenser sturio and A. oxyrinchus, in NW-Europe (especially in the Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt and Ems rivers and the North Sea), in light of evaluating the possibilities for their reintroduction.
Date made available14 Feb 2022
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Temporal coverage1300 - 2000
Geographical coverageEurope


  • European sturgeon
  • Acipenser sturio
  • Atlantic sturgeon
  • Acipenser Oxyrinchus
  • historical biogeography
  • overfishing
  • river engineering
  • steam trawl fishery

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