Delta Sturgeon Closure Coming?
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Please visit our Facebook page for the latest video update from NCGASA executive director James Stone regarding the California Fish & Game Commission’s Wildlife Resources Committee meeting he attended on Jan. 11-12, 2023 when a non-agenda item of sturgeon regulations came up.
CALL TO ACTION for all NCGASA members to attend the next Fish and Game Commission meetings via Zoom or by phone. 1) Fish & Game Commission Wildlife Resources Committee in Monterey with zoom option on May 17, 2023 and the Fish & Game Commission meeting in Sacramento on June 14, 2023. Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Fish & Game’s email list to alert you to the next meeting. You can also send in a public comment via email. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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To read some older CDFW papers or studies that are public regarding Sturgeon and Striped Bass, CLICK HERE
Sturgeon are a very slow-growing fish that live a long time (70+ years) and spawn periodically–not annually. Sacramento River mainstem supports a run of anadromous green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Anadromous white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) are also present in this part of the mainstem and they are a very important recreational fish. “Anadromous,” means that these fish spawn and rear in fresh water for 1-2 years, then the young fish migrates to the bay and ocean where they reach adulthood before returning to their natal streams to spawn. CLICK HERE to read more.
White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in natural habitat. CDFG photo by Mike Healey.
Anglers are allowed one sturgeon a day, three per year, on the Sacramento River. The keeper slot is a favorable 40- to 60-inches, and most of the keepers we get are over 50-inches, with a good number over 55-inches. That’s a big keeper sturgeon with a lot of meat you’re sure to enjoy.