Lake Sturgeon Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Populations of sturgeon are self-sustaining and the stocked fingerlings and juveniles are establishing and expanding the populations. These successes however, are only the beginning of the recovery. The sturgeons were a very abundant species in the 1800s prior to over-exploitation (Welsh, 2004). The species is long lived, reaching ages well over 100 years old, growing to over 300 pounds, and attaining lengths of seven feet (Lake, n.d.a). The female sturgeon can take over twenty years to reach reproduction maturity and once mature they do not reproduce often. The long age development and slow reproduction rate of the lake sturgeon adds complexity to the management issues of the species.
NYSDEC’s plans have been focused on the reestablishment of juvenile
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Part 182: Endangered and Threatened Species of Fish and Wildlife; Species of Special Concern; Incidental Take Permits - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. (n.d.). New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved March 15, 2011, from http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/3932.html
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