Garden River Lake Sturgeon
Project Title
Lake Sturgeon Spawning and Habitat use in the Garden and St. Marys Rivers
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Project Duration
May 2016 - December 2022
Project Description
The use of the Garden River as a spawning tributary for lake sturgeon in the St Marys River system is being studied by the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre (A/OFRC), in partnership with Garden River First Nation. Adult lake sturgeon were captured in the lower reaches of the Garden River in short-set gill nets in springs 2016, 2017 and 2018. These sturgeon were implanted with Vemco V-16 transmitter tags and their movements are being monitored by receivers deployed in the Garden River, St Marys River and Lake George. In total, 59 adult lake sturgeon have been tagged.
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