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Native America Calling: Ensuring a long life for sturgeon


February 7, 2023

Sturgeon survive from the time dinosaurs walked the earth. But some species are having a tough time weathering human-made encroachment.

Lake sturgeon can live 100 years, but the species is on track to be designated endangered next year, threatening traditional Native fishing methods.

As the brief sturgeon spearfishing seasons are getting underway, Native America Calling looks at the ecological status of sturgeons, the traditional harvest methods and tribal efforts to protect them.


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