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Hold on! 240-pound fish, age 100, caught in Detroit River-
The 240-pound, nearly 7-foot-long sturgeon, assumed to be a female, was quickly released back into the river after being weighed and measured.02
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Short Season: Sturgeon spearing plays big role in conservation efforts for the ancient fish-
This year, sturgeon season on Michigan’s Black Lake lasted just over two hours.
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Watch Party: Urgin’ for Sturgeon-
Belle Isle Aquarium Curator Paul Shuert, WDET’s Annamarie Sysling and Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda chat about sturgeon and answer Facebook audience questions.
Sturgeon Stocking: COVID-19 puts pause on popular sturgeon release program-
The program, slated to stock 3,000 lake sturgeon in the Maumee River each autumn for the next two decades, will continue next year.
Environmental groups sue to speed up lake sturgeon status-
Environmental groups in Illinois and Indiana have filed a federal complaint in hopes of forcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete a review that could designate lake sturgeon as a federally endangered species.
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An Open Letter: I have been seeing lake sturgeon and plan to keep it up in 2020-
GLN Writer James Proffitt’s relationship with the ancient fish flourished in 2019, and he plans to take it further in the next year.
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Sturgeon, America’s forgotten dinosaurs, slowly coming back to the Great Lakes-
Sturgeon were America’s vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation’s rivers until mankind’s craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction.