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Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Northwest Science and Information

Lake Sturgeon Coordinator:  Mike Friday

E-mail: mike.friday@ontario.ca
Phone: (807) 939-3155

Office Information:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Northwest Science and Information
Quetico Mille Lac Fisheries Assessment Unit
25th Side Road, Thunder Bay, ON
Ontario P7C 4T9


Lake Sturgeon Research / Activities
Mike Friday is presently studying the timing of spawning migrations, spawning success and larval drift during controlled flow conditions over Kakabeka Falls on the Kaministiquia River (in partnership with Ontario Power Generation). We are also examining the seasonal distribution and movement patterns of adult lake sturgeon, utilizing Black Sturgeon River, with access to Black Bay Lake Superior.

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Lake Huron Management Unit

Lake Sturgeon Coordinator:  LLoyd Mohr

E-mail: Lloyd.Mohr@ontario.ca
Phone: (519) 371-5669

Office Information:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Upper Great Lakes Management Unit - Lake Huron
1450 Seventh Ave., East, Owen Sound, ON
Ontario N4K 2Z1


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Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Lake Erie Management Unit

Lake Sturgeon Coordinator:  Andy Cook

E-mail: andy.cook@ontario.ca
Phone:
(519) 825-3640

Office Information:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Lake Erie Management Unit
320 Milo Road, R.R. # 2, Wheatley, ON
Ontario N0P 2P0

 


Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Lake Ontario Management Unit

Lake Sturgeon Coordinator:  Alastair Mathers

E-mail: alastair.mathers@ontario.ca
Phone: (613) 476-8733

Office Information:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Lake Ontario Management Unit
41 Hatchery Lane, R.R. # 4, Picton, ON
Ontario K0K 2T0

 

Lake Sturgeon Research / Activities

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Southern Science and Information Section

Lake Sturgeon Coordinator:  Tim Haxton

E-mail: tim.haxton@ontario.ca
Phone: (705) 755-3258

Office Information:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Southern Science and Information Section
300 Water Street, 4th Floor S., Peterborough, ON
Ontario K9L 8M5


Lake Sturgeon Research / Activities

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Fort Frances District

Lake Sturgeon Coordinator:  Darryl McLeod

E-mail: darryl.mcleod@ontario.ca
Phone: (807) 274-8618

Office Information:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Fort Frances District
922 Scott Street, Fort Frances, ON
Ontario P9A 1J4

New Lake Sturgeon Coordinator:  Brian Jackson

E-mail: brian.w.jackson@ontario.ca
Phone: (807) 597-5008

Office Information:
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Fort Frances District - Atikokan Office
108 Saturn Avenue, Atikokan, ON
Ontario P0T 1C0


Lake Sturgeon Research / Activities

Darryl McLeod is currently studying lake sturgeon in the Namakan River, Ontario as part of an Environmental Assessment process for three proposed hydro developments (Ojibway Power and Energy Group). They are examining the seasonal distribution and movement patterns of adult lake sturgeon in relation to water flow and temperature, as well as identification of spawning habitats and over-winter locations, population assessment and genetics. A similar acoustic telemetry study and population assessment is underway in the Namakan Reservoir with Voyageurs National Park and South Dakota State University. Work on juvenile lake sturgeon is being initiated in both systems in 2010 in partnership with Lakehead University and Voyageurs National Park. Similar studies on adult sturgeon were also completed on Rainy Lake (2003-05) and the Seine River (1993-95).

Brian Jackson is leading monitoring and assessment on the lake sturgeon population of Rainy Lake that spawns in the Seine River. The main focus of his project has been to identify potential impacts of a hydroelectric dam located immediately upstream of the spawning site on sturgeon recruitment by assessing juvenile sturgeon. He is also assessing adult sturgeon status and determining movement patterns of sturgeon.


Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Fisheries Policy Section, Biodiversity Branch

Lake Sturgeon Research / Activities


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Last updated: March 4, 2015