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Report: Kootenay White Sturgeon in British Columbia: 2018 and 2019 Summary Report.

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The acoustic telemetry work completed during this study period in BC included summarizing a three-year juvenile depth study (2015-2018) and an overview of new sonic tags put out in 2018 and 2019.

Author:  Sarah Stephenson, Aaron McGregor and Valerie Evans; FLNRO

Date Published:  Nov 2020

Report ID:  58999

Audience:  Government and Public

Specific goals of the monitoring program within the Canadian reach, completed in 2018 and 2019 were: - describe population trends related to age, body condition, size, and distribution of hatchery White Sturgeon; - compare lake and river sampling within BC; - identify recapture events of recent hatchery releases put in the lake; - describe capture efficiency of wild adults and body condition of wild adults; - index natural recruitment events in the Kootenay system through any wild juveniles caught; and, - using acoustic Vemco technology, tag hatchery White Sturgeon across the range of available brood years in Kootenay Lake and the lower river.

Report Type
  Fish and Aquatic Habitat Information
  Fish Species - White Sturgeon - Acipenser transmontanus
  Region - Kootenay
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Conservation Biology
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Monitoring
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Stock Assessment
  Watershed Groups - 340 - Lower Kootenay

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