juvenile white sturgeon

About Nechako White Sturgeon

Dwelling in the waters of Nechako River watershed is a survivor from the age of the dinosaurs – White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). This magnificent animal is the largest freshwater fish in Canada, and has existed relatively unchanged for millions of years.


Where is my fish?

Since 2006, tagged juvenile sturgeon have been released annually into the Nechako River through the fish culture program, which is one of the recovery initiatives for the endangered Nechako white sturgeon.


How Can I Get Involved?

The first phase in restoring the Nechako white sturgeon to a healthy, vibrant population is to prevent further decline. Every remaining Nechako sturgeon is vitally important for rebuilding the population! While complete recovery will take the combined efforts of many interested groups, such as governments, industries and First Nations, there are steps that you can take right now!

juvenile sturgeon in tank