NEw regs are out and sturgeon north of willy's puddle is CLOSED!!!!!!! this is total BS. Just a precursor to the lower river being closed.
What makes you think that? Are you speculating? Thats Williams Lake, not even close to down here so what makes you think that they are going to shut down the Fraser from Hope and down?Tacheeda said:NEw regs are out and sturgeon north of willy's puddle is CLOSED!!!!!!! this is total BS. Just a precursor to the lower river being closed.
I've always been under the impression stergys can, and have migrated between systems and great distances.fishortho said:I am curious to know whether or not any fish are tagged in the northern waters, and whether the fish we tag here in the Valley ever migrate north?
Can someone enlighten me?
(APPENDIX B. Migratory Fish Species in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa)White sturgeon (also known as Pacific sturgeon, Oregon sturgeon, Columbia sturgeon, and Sacramento sturgeon) are the largest freshwater fish in North America. They can weigh over 1,500 pounds, grow to 20 feet in length, and live over 100 years. In North America they range from Ensenada, Mexico to Cook Inlet, Alaska. Dams have harmed white sturgeon by landlocking populations and destroying spawning grounds. White sturgeon do not normally use fish ladders, so bypass mitigation measures tend to fail.
The provincial fisheries program (BC Ministry of Water, Air and Land Protection) undertook studies from 1995-1999 to identify abundance, spawning areas, migratory patterns and habitat use of white sturgeon in the Fraser River watershed. Part of these studies involved tagging fish with numbered, coloured plastic tags and/or a radio transmitter attached near the dorsal fin. As sturgeon are long-lived, anglers may continue to recover these tags for several more years and can assist in sturgeon conservation efforts by reporting tag information.
If you capture a marked fish, before releasing it, please record:
1. location, date and gear used
2. colour and number of plastic tag
3. number of radio tag.
Please do not remove tags. Forward the information to: Ministry of Water, Air and Land Protection, P.O. Box 9338, STN PROV GOVT, Victoria, B.C., V8W 9M1, Attn: Dr. T. Down, phone (250) 387-9715.
There are solid reports of tagged Fraser river Sturgeon caught,recorded and released in the Columbia river down south.The salt water plays a huge roll in the survival of both Green and White lower Fraser Sturgeon.Steelie Trav said:Have there not been reports of our tagged sturgeons caught down south?? Will they not migrate in the salt?