Local Fish Hatchery Is Helping Endangered Fish

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Pallid Sturgeon fish are endangered and 20 years ago when people at the Garrison Fish Hatchery found out they got involved.

One of the things they’ve done is every year they’ve collected adult palette surgeon from the wild and inject them with hormones so they ovulate.

Then they take the melted eggs and make new Pallid Sturgeon Fish.

This fish takes about 20 years to spawn and recruit their own young – so this is the first time the hatchery is beginning to see the circle of life with this fish.

“I would really hate to see not to be able to let my grandkids or their grandkids not see this fish you know in the future and who knows maybe in the future they’ll be fishing for them,” said Rob Holm, Fish Hatchery Project Leader.

Pallid Sturgeon have a long life span living to eighty to one hundred years old.

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