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Bring back sturgeon

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:50 PM

"It is hard to imagine the era on Lake Michigan when Great Lakes sturgeon were abundant — a period when these great, large and unusual fish swam freely in our waters, ran up our rivers to spawn and fed with little consequence," the Muskegon outdoorsman wrote in his "Outdoor Journal" blog. "During those unencumbered years so long ago, their numbers were high; the males often lived to be 50 or more years old, and females lived more than 100 years."

But dam construction and other habitat losses, the effects of pollution, historical over-harvesting, and other reasons have greatly reduced sturgeon, Meyerson said.

"Fortunately, state, federal and tribal scientists today, with the help of grass-roots support, are working to restore the native lake sturgeon population," he wrote.

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