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Why a Saskatchewan River Sturgeon Management Board?
- Lake sturgeon have always been an important resource for people living along the lower Saskatchewan River.
- Sturgeon not only provide a traditional food source, but also supported a commercial fishery for over 110 years.
- Over-harvesting and habitat changes (resulting from municipal and industrial water use, irrigation and hydroelectric development) have caused a drastic reduction in the sturgeon population in the lower Saskatchewan River during the latter half of the 20th century.
- The SRSMB was formed to prevent further population decline and work towards recovery.