Studies of white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) have suggested that populations have declined due to over-harvest, loss of critical habitat and reduced quality of remaining habitat, and deteriorating water quality. The dynamics of the white sturgeon populations in British Columbia, and in particular the Fraser River, are poorly understood. In 1995, the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks began a multi-year study of the Fraser River white sturgeon aimed at defining their status and characteristics. This report presents findings from the third year (1997) of studies in Region 7 (Omineca-Peace). Information on sturgeon distribution, habitat, movements, population size and structure, reproductive development, and sex ratios is presented.
R.L. & L. Environmental Services Ltd.. 1997. Fraser River White Sturgeon Monitoring Program: Region 7 (Omineca Peace) 1997 Data Report. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Fisheries Report. RLL565F
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: white sturgeon, Fraser River, Stuart River, Omineca, Peace, growth, distribution, habitat, movements, population, size, sex ratio, capture methods, radio-tracking, telemetry, reproductive development, monitoring
Scientific Name: Acipenser transmontanus
English Name: White Sturgeon
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