cityevader

Think this sturgeon lived?

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That's a good question. It was hooked on a "set line" which I would assume is a lashed jug or trot line. Do they need to swim to force water over their gills? No idea.

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Before I read it......is it something I can outrage over?

If I can't get outraged publicly it's not worth reading.

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Manhandled aboard a record sturgeon twice the previous record, took time to tag and take pictures, awing at its size before (presumably) manhandling it overboard.

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Makes you wonder what our need is to catch the biggest and verify the fact. Even the biologist, they have to be educated on c&r release mortality especially with a fish that size. :why:

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20 hours ago, cityevader said:

"Conservation" crew huh? Sure looks like they did an awful lot to hinder a healthy release, but i've no idea how tough Sturgeon are.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2021/05/05/240-pound-fish-detroit-river/?outputType=amp

I'm sure you don't get to 100 years old being a delicate fish, especially in the Detroit River.  That being said, it's dissapointing that they even took a fish of that size out of the water.

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On 5/6/2021 at 10:26 PM, cityevader said:

Manhandled aboard a record sturgeon twice the previous record, took time to tag and take pictures, awing at its size before (presumably) manhandling it overboard.

Those fish are tougher than humans.

It didn't get old like that being soft and mushy.

They are some of the toughest fish in the water.

HH

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There was surgeon and oysters  in the Hudson river at one time...occasionally you would  hear the folks who used to set nets  up in the river complain something tore them up and blamed it on sturgeon ....you never know....never heard any one finding an oyster in the Hudson ....they maybe long gone

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On 5/6/2021 at 8:50 AM, cityevader said:

"Conservation" crew huh? Sure looks like they did an awful lot to hinder a healthy release, but i've no idea how tough Sturgeon are.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2021/05/05/240-pound-fish-detroit-river/?outputType=amp

Sturgeon can be pretty hardy fish, yet at the same time it depends on what they endure. Lifting a large fish by its gill plates and gill F'ing it as they say isn't good but either is pulling it over the rail on its belly either. Their own weight can put tremendous pressure on internal organs. So while a fish may swim off it doesn't inure its mortality, you just won't know. 

 

As someone who's favorite fish is the Sturgeon I've followed a continuous story of a poaching ring. The females are poached for their Caviar more than you'd think. Here's a 91" Sturgeon CDFW officers found while staking out one of the suspects and found when he retuned home.

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CDFW then took the poached Sturgeon to the closest boat launch, revived the fish and released it. Did it ultimately survive? I hope so. The age of a 91" Sturgeon would put it approximately 50 years old. 

 

https://www.abc10.com/video/news/raw-video/california-department-of-fish-and-wildlife-release-poached-sturgeon/103-a3cc028b-a475-4745-8a1f-095a1b56476f 

 

This ring continued to be investigated and ultimately resulting in 9 people being arrested. Unfortunately the fines tend to be small and they're often cought again. 

 

https://wildlife.ca.gov/News/major-sturgeon-poaching-operation-nets-nine-suspects 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Settle down Karen

 

I read the article. Missed the part where they "manhandled" the fish. It would typically take three people to lift a 240lb fish out of the water. It's not like they grabbed it's bottom lip and hoisted up their bodies for a prostaff ego shot.

Edited by MitchellNJ

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Yeah lets sit here an speculate on how the people whose sole job is to care/study these fish "manhandled" it when they briefly took it out of the water in a cradle which literally the safest way to do it. 

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On 5/6/2021 at 11:50 AM, cityevader said:

 but i've no idea how tough Sturgeon are.

 

 

You should have read the article and not just looked at the pictures.

 

James Diana, a professor emeritus of fisheries and aquaculture at the University of Michigan, said sturgeon are “very hearty fish” that “can survive pretty stressful situations.”

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