Ontario Basin & St. Lawrence River
The discussion included a brief description of lake
sturgeon work during the previous year
Dawn Dittman and Betsy Trometer, with input from Doug
Major Topics Covered:
Because there were no representatives from the Province
of Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the discussion
focused on activities in the NY waters of Lake Ontario
Updates to population status and basin map/tables
Updates were provided by everyone present.
Niagara River Studies/Issues
Egg and larval lake sturgeon surveys were conducted
in 2005 and 2006. No eggs or larval fish were collected.
Betsy plans to try drift nets in spring of 2007.
There is a need to map substrates in the Niagara
Bar which appears to be heavily used by sturgeon
all year round. Other issues include spawning habitat
identification and needs and better knowledge of
the upper Niagara River population.
Genesee River Studies
EPA funded project was completed in September 2006.
Monitoring of the stocked lake sturgeon will continue
for the near future.
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