The 2012 field season should be an exciting one for the A/OFRC and its Lake Sturgeon research initiative in Northeastern Lake Superior! In the White River, the A/OFRC will continue to undertake a Lake Sturgeon radio telemetry project in partnership with Pic River First Nation, Pic Mobert First Nation, Parks Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The project will continue to track the movement patterns and habitat utilization of 88 Lake Sturgeon in the White and Pic Rivers, while focusing more effort on spawning assessments to confirm that natural recruitment is occurring within the White River.
In addition to the White River Lake Sturgeon project, the A/OFRC will also be undertaking a Lake Sturgeon research project on the Michipicoten River in partnership with Michipicoten First Nation, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Brookfield Renewable Power, the Municipality of Wawa, and Buck’s Marina.
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