Population Enhancement Results
- Success in the stocking program depends on many things: capture of spawning sturgeon, collection of eggs, hatching of eggs, rearing of fry, etc.
- Differences in these factors from year to year determine how many sturgeon fry (newly hatched) or fingerlings (about 3–4 months old) are available for stocking.
- The following table summarizes the stocking program to date.
|Year||Females||Eggs Collected||Fry Stocked||Fingerlings Stocked|
|1999||1||48,000||33,000 at Bigstone Rapids||7,500 at The Pas|
|2000||1||33,000||22,200 at Bigstone Rapids||350 at Bigstone Rapids|
|2004||3||200,000||4,500 near Cumberland House|
|2006||2||218,000||35,500 near Cumberland House|
|2007||3||163,000||41,000 near Cumberland House|