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Service Meets with Missouri DOC to Evaluate Success of Lake Sturgeon Stocking in Missouri's Large Rivers
Midwest Region, October 11, 2005
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Columbia FRO Fishery Biologist Cliff Wilson holds a large lake sturgeon captured from the Missouri River.  The Missouri Department of Conservation has been stocking sturgeon for 20 years and this large fish helps provide evidence their efforts have been successful. 
- USFWS photo
Columbia FRO Fishery Biologist Cliff Wilson holds a large lake sturgeon captured from the Missouri River.  The Missouri Department of Conservation has been stocking sturgeon for 20 years and this large fish helps provide evidence their efforts have been successful.

- USFWS photo

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Columbia Fishery Resources Office Project Leader Tracy Hill met with staff of the Missouri Department of Conservation on Sept. 19, to evaluate their 20-year effort to stock lake sturgeon in Missouri. 

The original purpose for stocking lake sturgeon in Missouri waters was to establish self sustaining populations.  Several Missouri Department of Conservation research and district fishery biologists met with Hill to determine how to evaluate the success of the stocking and to develop the mechanisms necessary to move forward with achieving their goals. 

Hill provided lake sturgeon data collected by the Columbia FRO and shared information about Great Lakes lake sturgeon populations.  This lake sturgeon research meeting provided an excellent opportunity to interact with biologists from the Missouri Department of Conservation and to explain the Service's mission and efforts to assist with manage of fishery resources in Missouri.


Contact Info: Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov



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