Winnebago Sturgeon Harvest Report for Saturday, February 13th

A record smashing day on Lake Winnebago today for the start of the 2010 sturgeon spearing season. We have been handling fish in our spring spawning surveys in excess of 200 pounds for several years now, and finally one of these large super-trophies has shown up in the spear harvest. Ron Grishaber of Appleton registered a 212.2 pound, 84.2" sturgeon this morning at our Harrison Registration Station, west of the village of Sherwood. Also a record n...

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Petition to list US Atlantic sturgeon as endangered is seeking for comments and information

The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce has released a 90day petition finding and a request for information on a petition to list Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) as endangered, or to list multiple distinct population segments (DPSs) as threatened or endangered and designate critical habitat under the ESA. On October 6, 2009, the petition fr...

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Specimen of Ship Sturgeon (Acipenser nudiventris) captured alive in in the Danube River

Dear friends & colleagues, Please see below the message of Hungarian ichthyologist and friend, Zoltan Sallai, about the lucky capture of live specimen of elusive (Acipenser nudiventris) ship sturgeon, on Dec. 2, 2009 in a wintering hole (18 m) in the Danube River, near Mohacs, Hungary. The fish is a male, TW = 22 kg, TL= 140 cm. The fish was transported and is kept at the Hungarian Fishery Research Institute, HAKI in Szarvas. Now, we only nee...

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Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing

Middle February was the day 1 of the 2016 Sturgeon Spearing season 2016 on the Winnebago System. This traditional fishing method is permitted every year for a limited period of time and captures under the supervision of the Winnebago Sturgeon System of the Winsconsin Department of  Natural Resources. 

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