In 1999, set line and angling techniques were used to sample sturgeon in the Fraser River between Saddle Rock and French Bar Creek. White sturgeon were widely distributed throughout the study area. Downstream of Hell's Gate, white sturgeon were typically encountered in localized backwater areas of relatively calm river flows. Fish capture in the middle section of the study area between Boston Bar and Lillooet were uniformly distributed. One area ("Rattlesnake Pool", rKm 319) was noted because of the high capture rate of white sturgeon. In the upper section, higher densities of white sturgeon were recorded in the vicinity of French Bar Canyon. White sturgeon were also identified as being sporadically distributed in the Fraser River between the Bridge River Rapids and Leon Creek, an area of the Fraser River where sturgeon had not been previously documented. Mark-capture (conventional tagging) information was used to monitor the movements of white sturgeon within the study area in 1999. A total of 117 Floy T-anc
R.L. & L. Environmental Services Ltd.. 1999. Fraser River White Sturgeon Monitoring Program: Region 3 (Thompson-Nicola) 1999 Data Report. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Fisheries Report. RLL723F
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: white sturgeon, Fraser River, Thompson, Nicola, growth, distribution, movements, population size, sex ratio, radio-tracking, telemetry, reproductive development, monitoring
Scientific Name: Acipenser transmontanus
English Name: White Sturgeon
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