In 1998, sampling by set line and angling was used to collect white sturgeon in the Nechako River and in the lower Stuart River. Gill nets and boat electroshocking were used to sample the available rearing habitat for juvenile sturgeon. Gill nets were deployed between the Nechako/Fraser confluence and Vanderhoof, whereas, boat electroshocking was restricted to the Miworth area. The egg/larval capture methods were employed in the area below Whitemud Rapids on the lower Nechako River. Angling was also employed by Rivers North at a synoptic-level in an area that covered the upper Fraser River mainstem from the Blackwater River to Tete Jaune Cache. Information on sturgeon distribution, density, movements, population size and structure, reproductive development, and sex ratios is presented.
R.L. & L. Environmental Services Ltd.. 1998. Fraser River White Sturgeon Monitoring Program: Region 7 (Omineca Peace) 1998 Data Report. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Fisheries Report. RLL646F
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: white sturgeon, Fraser River, Nechako River, Stuart River, Omineca, Peace, growth, distribution, density, 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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