Acipenser oxyrinchus (Atlantic Sturgeon)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened), sharp increase

Principal trade term to the EU:  live eggs

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  73%

Principal source:  captive-bred

Top EU importer:  Poland

Top Trading Partner:  Canada

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Near Threatened

EU imports in 2010 consisted of 190,000 live eggs and 2 kg of live eggs imported by Poland directly from Canada for scientific purposes; 140,000 eggs and the eggs reported by weight were captive-bred, while the remainder were wild-sourced.