Are Lake Sturgeon an endangered species?

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    They are considered a state threatened species.
     
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    Fish that can take years and years to reach sexual maturity, then live for a hundred years, can easily be sent to the history books as extinct by the follies of mankind, like many other species have all ready.
     
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    They are just trying to "protect" species one at a time. Like wolves in MI.
     
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    Wolves should be shot IMO.
    There is no reason for them to live down here. There are plenty of them up north, I will not understand some reasoning.
     
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    I understand the need for certain protections and management of fish and wildlife. But, The Center for Biological diversity are nothing more than left wing extremist whackjobs. I would say extremist enough they would endorse eliminating the human species if it were conducive of saving some snail or other creature...
     
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    Sturgeon are NOT endangered in the SCR, LSC, & DR. The Center for Biological Diversity's goal is to outlaw hunting and fishing.
     
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    Yup. And around these parts they're not even threatened! Local management and maintaining momentum of habitat improvements (like the spawning reefs) are the best things for the species, IMO.

    I read a news article earlier that said the population went from thousands to hundreds. OK, maybe hundreds at one point in time? Its definitely not "hundreds" now unless hundreds can be 100's or 1,000's of hundreds... Misleading information. Fake News... And they can't proof read so take it with a grain of salt.
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    They only like the facts that they make up & not the actual facts. U.S. Fish & Wildlife survey estimated that there were around 20,000 sturgeon in the SCR & LSC & another 5,000 in the DR.
     
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    I caught this one today next to the matchstick Detroit river. 20180517_103906.jpg
     
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    Well done but did you catch any eyes ? :)
     
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    Way back in the early 1900s, sturgeon were super thick in this area, to the point they were considered a nuisance. The commercial fisherman would catch them as a by-catch and just toss them on the bank to die. Then they started using them for heating oil and their eggs for caviar, etc. Eventually, their numbers were less than 1% of where they were at the peak. However, for the past 20-30 years, they have made a huge comeback and their numbers are creeping back up. Due to their slow spawning maturity cycle and long lives, it takes decades to see much progress, but it is working.
     
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    Actually got 15 buddy that met us at dock took his before wr took pic.
     
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