Thursday, May 21, 2009

In the News

Wisconsin Outdoors
Wisconsin State Journal

PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) -- Man's infringement and native species have changed the Great Lakes forever, but two tributaries of Lake Michigan will soon harbor their prehistoric inhabitants.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reintroducing sturgeon to the Cedar and West Branch Whitefish rivers. In a joint project with the Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin Public Service Corp., eggs were collected from four sturgeon in the Peshtigo River May 5.

The eggs were transported to portable hatcheries on the two rivers.

They were fertilized from the milt of 17 males caught on the Peshtigo.

The sturgeon began hatching about 10 days later. The sturgeon fry will remain in the safe haven of the hatcheries until September, when they will be stocked into the rivers.

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