Status Assessment of Remnant Lake Sturgeon Populations in the Lake Michigan Basin

Grant: # 0610

Grant Amount: $292,143.00

Board Decision Year: 2004

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Green Bay Fishery Resources Office (New Franken)

Green Bay Fishery Resources Office

Elliott, Rob ( 920-866-1762

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-E - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Details

Biologists and researchers from throughout the region are continuing collaborative efforts to determine the current status of remnant lake sturgeon populations in Lake Michigan. Historically, sturgeon were abundant in Lake Michigan and reproduced in many rivers. Populations declined rapidly in the late 1800s due to habitat loss, degraded water quality, and overfishing. Knowledge of current sturgeon distribution, abundance, and reproduction is critical to furthering conservation and rehabilitation efforts for the species


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