Environmental groups help increase lake sturgeon population in upstate waters

Cornell’s own Department of Natural Resources recently collaborated with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in order to help restore and increase the population of lake sturgeon, specifically in upstate areas. The collaborative effort has already seen results, with there being sturgeon caught that were too young to have been stocked, implying that the sturgeon are successfully reproducing. While there is still a long way to go, it’s good to see that progress is indeed being made. Read more about this project here!

http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-groups-work-increase-lake-sturgeon-population-upstate-waters

Also, check out some pictures of the sturgeon below!

Tom Brooking with a naturally reproduced lake sturgeon caught in Oneida Lake during standard fish sampling by the Cornell Biological Field Station personnel

Tony VanDeValk and Kathy Gumtow holding a mature sturgeon from Oneida Lake. The fish was released unharmed.

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