Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 the start of another year with the fish

The DNRWill be out at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River sampling and netting soon.  The sturgeon stage their progression up the river as the water warms. In the past they have been near coral gables as there a deep spot in the channel in front of the restaurant. All this happens every year since the ice age. What is new this year is the dedicated biologists will hopefully be able to extract eggs from mature fish in a pen in the river and,without harming them, acquire viable eggs in a fashion new to our area. Details will follow soon as the project ramps up. We are very excited in that the hatchery may have many fish this summer and through this new strategy.


  1. This is great news. You can also support sturgeon by attending a DNR meeting on April 20, 2015 at Saugatuck Township Hall at 7. The DNR will discuss their work with the sturgeon population and the importance of scheduling dredging work around this.

  2. The Historical Society will be hosting a meeting on the sturgeon project on July 28, 2015 as part of their Tuesday talks program.