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Lake Sturgeon Restoration Continues to be a Priority for Genoa National Fish Hatchery
Midwest Region, October 1, 2006
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Yearling Lake Sturgeon produced at Genoa National Fish Hatchery for restoration efforts in northern Wisconsin. 
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Yearling Lake Sturgeon produced at Genoa National Fish Hatchery for restoration efforts in northern Wisconsin.

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Restoration efforts for Lake Sturgeon, (Acipenser fulvescens) continue to be a major component of the fishery programs being carried out at Genoa National Fish Hatchery. Genoa NFH has been involved with restoration efforts for this species of concern since the 1990's, and has developed into one of the largest lake sturgeon production programs in the nation.

The facility has recently completed its 2006 production cycle with over 35,000 fingerling and yearling fish being produced for federal, tribal and state restoration efforts. Currently the hatchery produces three distinct strains of sturgeon for restoration programs encompassing four eco-regions within the eastern United States. 

Partnering with the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Missouri, as well as Rainy River First Nations Canada, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, and the White Earth (MN) Band of Chippewa the hatchery will continue to produce fish of various life stages to meet management goals for this unique and ancient species. 

For further information on this program or any other program at Genoa NFH please contact Doug Aloisi or Roger Gordon at 608-689-2605 or roger_gordon@fws.gov.


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



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