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Visitors Learn About Sturgeon atAnnual Port Huron Sturgeon Festival
Midwest Region, May 31, 2014
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The Service's Jeremy N. Moore and James Boase hold a lake sturgeon for Kay Moore and Fay Martin of Port Huron, Michigan, during the 2nd Annual Port Huron Sturgeon Festival
The Service's Jeremy N. Moore and James Boase hold a lake sturgeon for Kay Moore and Fay Martin of Port Huron, Michigan, during the 2nd Annual Port Huron Sturgeon Festival - Photo Credit: Jeremy N. Moore

During the week of May 26th, 2014, Jeremy N. Moore of the Service's East Lansing Field Office assisted the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Waterford sub-station to catch, measure, tag and release lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) within the upper St. Clair River Area of Concern. Before their release, three lake sturgeon were placed in a holding tank to be viewed by the public at the second Annual Port Huron Sturgeon Festival on May 31, 2014. Jeremy, along with members of the Waterford sub-station and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, interacted with members of the public while giving festival-goers their first-ever glimpse and introduction to live lake sturgeon. The staging area for displaying the fish and interacting with the public was St. Clair River shoreline habitat recently restored with funds provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Members of the public who were present at the end of the event applauded as they witnessed the release of the sturgeon back into the St. Clair River. The GLRI has provided resources to monitor this state threatened and interjurisdictional trust resource while restoring shoreline and lake sturgeon habitat of the St. Clair River AOC. Through these efforts the Service, Michigan DNR and local groups are working to educate the public on lake sturgeon and bring them closer to their natural resources.
Contact Info: Jeremy N. Moore, 517-351-8318, Jeremy_n_moore@fws.gov


Contact Info: Jeremy Moore, 517-351-8318, jeremy_n_moore@fws.gov



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