The healthiest populations are those than can still reach the ocean; for others, hatcheries and habitat improvements target declining stocks
Declining numbers of juvenile fish may not be a problem for a species that can live 80 years, experts say
Hatcheries, genetics, and spawning success were among the discussion topics as sturgeon researchers met last month in Coeur d'Alene.
A multi-jurisdictional effort aims to add more juvenile fish to the aging Upper Columbia White Sturgeon population, but survival in the wild remains a problem.
Increased funding aims to improve knowledge of the ancient, little-understood Columbia River White Sturgeon
Sturgeon, giants of the Columbia River system, were the focus of an annual festival sponsored by the city of Vancouver, Washington. The Council invited children and adults to learn more about Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife.