DNR restocks waters with sturgeon
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 07:30
Efforts have begun to restock northern Michigan’s Black River area with sturgeon, a once common fish now considered threatened in the state.

Sturgeon can grow to 8 feet and live 150 years and once were abundant in the Great Lakes region.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan State University and the nonprofit group Sturgeon for Tomorrow participated in the Aug. 15 release.

Sturgeon for Tomorrow President Brenda Archambo said Tuesday that participants released 1,500 fingerlings in Black Lake and 100 each in Burt and Mullett lakes.

It’s the first batch from the Black River Streamside Lake Sturgeon Rearing Facility at Kleber Dam in Cheboygan County’s Waverly Township, 35 miles southeast of Mackinaw City.

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