In 1999, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks sampled white sturgeon by angling in an area that covered the Fraser River from the French Bar Canyon (rKm 409) to the Cottonwood River confluence area (rKm 670). White sturgeon exhibited a wide spread distribution in the study area with highest densities of fish occurring in the lower section of the study area between the French Bar and Chilcotin confluence areas. Only a few white sturgeon were encountered in the upper section, and individuals were concentrated mainly in the Hawks Creek area in the middle section. Catch-rates differed seasonally and by study section with the highest catch rate recorded during spring sampling in the middle section. Catches of white sturgeon from the lower section of the study area consisted mainly of juvenile fish, which suggested this section was used predominantly for rearing purposes. The average fork length of white sturgeon captured in the lower section was under a meter and substantially less than the average le
R.L. & L. Environmental Services Ltd.. 1999. Fraser River White Sturgeon Monitoring Program: Region 5 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) 1999 Data Report. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Fisheries Report. RLL723B-F
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: white sturgeon, Fraser River, Cariboo, Chilcotin, distribution, movements, population, size, radio-tracking, telemetry, monitoring
Scientific Name: Acipenser transmontanus
English Name: White Sturgeon
To copy the URL of a document, Right Click on the document title, select "Copy Shortcut/Copy Link", then paste as needed. Only documents available to the public have this feature enabled.