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- Workers in Saskatchewan caught and tagged mature sturgeon during the spawning season. Some were held to watch for eggs or spawning activity, but with little success.
- New techniques allowed successful collection and fertilization of eggs from sturgeon captured at Bigstone Rapids. The eggs were flown to the Grand Rapids Hatchery for hatching and rearing.
- Genetic testing showed sturgeon were genetically similar from The Forks in Saskatchewan to Grand Rapids in Manitoba, but differed from populations in other rivers around Lake Winnipeg.
- Eggs were gathered annually from sturgeon captured at Nipawin and were taken to the hatchery at Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.