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2016 Pallid Sturgeon Broodstock Collection

Just got the newsletter on this spring’s efforts to collect adult endangered pallid sturgeon and I want to share it with you!PallidBroodNewsletter20161

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Collecting eggs from sexually mature Pallid Sturgeon in Nebraska’s stretch of the Missouri River and then producing young fish from the eggs and milt of those brood fish for stocking back into the river is an important part of recovery efforts for Pallid Sturgeon.  This effort is a huge undertaking each spring and goes on for several days under all weather and water conditions.  As you can see from the newsletter we have a lot of help each spring and again I want to say THANK YOU to all involved!  We appreciate it!

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The collections for this year are done, but you can follow updates and news on the FaceBook page, NGPC Pallid Sturgeon Broodstock

The work can be wet and cold, and honestly a little dirty too.  There are a lot of nightcrawlers that get put on a lot of hooks.  But, I know the crews have fun while they are on the river, something about eating worms or something!  Apparently they have to “test” the bait?

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About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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