In 1998, set line and angling capture methods were employed in an area that covered the Fraser River from the French Bar Canyon (rKm 409) to Prince George (rKm 785). White sturgeon exhibited a widespread distribution in the study area with notably higher densities of fish occurring in the lower section of the study area between the Chilcotin confluence and French Bar areas. White sturgeon were encountered sporadically in the upper section and a relatively localized concentration of individuals was identified in the middle section in the Hawks Creek area. Radio telemetry and mark-recapture (conventional tagging) were used to monitor the movements of white sturgeon in the study area. A total of 23 radio tags are currently active in the study area; 14 of these tags were deployed in 1998. Many fish movements occurred within localized areas, which suggests a variety of life requisite functions are supported within several higher use areas. The life history data collected in 1998 indicated the catch was comprised m
R.L. & L. Environmental Services Ltd.. 1998. Fraser River White Sturgeon Monitoring Program: Region 5 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) 1998 Data Report. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Fisheries Report. RLL656F
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: white sturgeon, Fraser River, Cariboo, Chilcotin, distribution, density, movements, growth, sex ratio, population size, radio-tracking, telemetry, reproductive development, monitoring
Scientific Name: Acipenser transmontanus
English Name: White Sturgeon
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