Endangered Sturgeon Fish Flourishing in Wisconsin
It's been a tough fight for the whisker-snouted sturgeon
April 23, 2010
By Carrie Antlfinger
Associated Press correspondent, Carrie Antlfinger, interviewed IOCS Executive Director, Dr. Ellen Pikitch, for the article below because of Dr. Pikitch’s knowledge of sturgeon species worldwide.
The article details the efforts of Wisconsin state officials and citizens to help the sturgeon of Lake Winnebago recover. Given all the negative news recently about the decline of sturgeon species worldwide, this story is a refreshing account of a group of devoted citizens who are taking all the right steps to give these wonderful fish a chance to thrive as they have for thousands of years.
Antlfinger’s short video, now posted on YouTube, includes first person accounts from some devoted Wisconsin sturgeon guards talking about why they are on patrol to save this species.
Link to Antlfinger’s article
Link to short video - First Person: Keeping Alive a Prehistoric Fish