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2010-10-07 10:46:31

Study of ocean migration indicates that local management of the population may be insufficient and supports recently proposed listing for Atlantic sturgeon under US Endangered Species Act A first-of-its-kind study that tracked the oceanic migrations of adult Atlantic sturgeon that were caught and tagged in the Hudson River discovered that these fish move vast distances in the Atlantic Ocean, traveling as far south as Georgia and as far north as Nova Scotia, Canada. The findings indicate that...

2010-06-02 21:08:02

Preserving population diversity stabilizes fisheries, ecosystems and the economies that depend upon them The many populations of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska act like a diversified portfolio of investments, buffering fisheries and incomes from the ups and downs of particular stocks. Sockeye salmon are one of the most valuable fisheries in the U.S., and since 1950, more than 60% of that value has come from Bristol Bay. A new study in the June 3 issue of Nature quantifies, for the...

2009-08-27 13:11:46

Canada's University of Manitoba is looking for a home for three endangered fish, seized from smugglers, that can grow to 13 feet and 100 pounds in a century. The fish are young Black Russian sturgeons seized two years ago by the Canadian Wildlife Services from smugglers trying to sell them as aquarium fish, biological sciences Professor Terry Dick told the Winnipeg Free Press. He said when his department got the sturgeon, they were about four inches long, but are now about three feet long and...

2009-06-04 18:47:00

Additional Regulatory Restrictions Cut Water Supply for People, Businesses & Farms SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Additional restrictions on the state's water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) were announced today, further reducing the amount of water available to people, businesses and farms throughout California. The California Department of Water Resources has initially forecasted that these restrictions will cut approximately 10 percent in statewide...

2009-06-04 16:20:00

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 4 SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Environmental Defense Fund: What: Water experts from Environmental Defense Fund are available to comment on a new biological opinion released today by the National Marine Fisheries Service on the effects of California state and federal water projects on threatened and endangered populations of California salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon (see biological opinion...

2008-08-04 15:00:29

By JOHN HOLYOKE Back in 2005, local angler Keith Bates gained a bit of local notice when he inadvertently hooked, landed and released a shortnose sturgeon while fishing for striped bass in the Penobscot River. The fish, which nobody really knew even existed in the Penobscot, was estimated at 5 to 51/2feet long, and As it turned out, it didn't take long before folks from Orono to Washington, D.C., started paying attention as well. "That kind of prompted us to say, 'Well, gee, we need to...

2008-07-27 00:00:24

By Ian Johnston Sturgeon stroll to the Humber aims to raise sights on fish conservation Environmentalists seeking to highlight the decimation of the UK's larger fish species are to make a symbolic journey from the headwaters of the Trent to the Humber Estuary, once a thriving spawning ground for sturgeon. Lisa Chilton, marine development manager for the Wildlife Trusts, said: "We don't think of sturgeon as a UK species, but not so long ago they were common and still part of our diet."...

2008-07-02 18:00:16

By Sheri McWhirter, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 2--TOWER -- A new rearing facility for lake sturgeon will be built on the Black River in Cheboygan County in an effort to grow the threatened fish's population. Lake sturgeon can grow to lengths of seven feet, and next spring many may spend the early part of their lives in a facility on the banks of the Black River before their release into the stream. Those already in the river and Black Lake make up an enclosed inland...

2008-03-26 09:00:27

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Peregrine falcon, wild turkey, white-tailed deer. These three high-profile wildlife species were re-established in Kentucky after being absent for generations. Next month, another native species will make its return when fishery biologists of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources begin releasing lake sturgeon into the Cumberland River below Cumberland Falls. The goal is to create a self-sustaining wild population in a river where historically the fish...

2007-07-28 12:24:53

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 28--A 7-foot-long white sturgeon weighing more than 300 pounds washed ashore at Black Lake on Thursday, but fish biologists weren't surprised. "It most likely swam up the Chehalis River to the Black River and into the lake -- maybe 100 years ago," said Hal Michael, state Department of Fish and Wildlife district fish biologist. At one time, Black River was the only river that drained Black Lake, so it had much higher flows than now,...


Latest Green sturgeon Reference Libraries

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2007-02-13 13:07:51

The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus oxyrinchus) is a member of the Acipenseridae family and is among one of the oldest fish species in the world. Its range extends from New Brunswick, Canada to the eastern coast of Florida. It was in great abundance when the first settlers came to America, but has since declined due to over-fishing and water pollution. It is considered threatened, endangered and even extinct in much of its original habitats. The fish can reach sixty years of age,...

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