Lake Sturgeon in Pennsylvania waters are endangered. Do you know what to do if you hook one locally?
Scientists from the Regional Science Consortium (RSC), PA Sea Grant (Pennsylvania Sea Grant) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission have been trying to fill in the gaps about Pennsylvania sturgeon. Their project, supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Resources Management Program, was launched in 2010 to provide important information about any remaining sturgeon in the PA borders of Lake Erie. While their efforts to catch any sturgeon have not yet been successful, they have succeeded in using side scan sonar to learn more about the distribution and condition of potential sturgeon habitat. The group has also launched an education campaign to teach all ages about this ancient species and what anglers should do if they hook one locally. Read the 4/16 NIE page to find out more.