MDC releases lake sturgeon from Missouri’s first confirmed natural spawning into the Mississippi River

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Dan Zarlenga


The recently-hatched lake sturgeon fry that verified the success of a 30-year recovery effort set out for a new life in the open river.



WEST ALTON, Mo. — Another successful chapter in the recovery of lake sturgeon in Missouri has recently been written. Lake sturgeon fry, hatched and raised in the lab from eggs collected at Missouri's first documented spawning in the wild, were released back into the Mississippi River May 29.
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