Sturgeon Release in Sturgeon River

Darrell Schwalm writes:

Sunday, August 24 was a busy day for the sturgeon restoration efforts within the Mullett Lake watershed. One event attended by MAPS representatives was the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians (LTBB) pot luck lunch, ceremony, and sturgeon fingerling release into the Sturgeon River at Wolverine. Since 2013, LTBB has released almost 3,000 fingerling sturgeon into the Burt Lake watershed — mostly in the Sturgeon River at or upstream of Wolverine. The purpose is to introduce sturgeon that are imprinted to the waters of the Sturgeon River. This will help reestablish migration runs of sturgeon throughout the Cheboygan River watershed. The fingerlings were raised in the LTBB hatchery in Pelston.

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