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Kootenai Subpopulation Status and Trends

Beamesderfer, R. and coauthors. 2013. Abundance and survival of Kootenai River white sturgeon. Report by Cramer Fish Sciences to the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

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Due to little or no recruitment since 1974, managers estimated that only 991 wild adult white sturgeon were present in the Kootenai River in 2009. Data indicate that the population, which is federally-listed as Endangered, is at a level at which genetic and demographic risks are acute.


* Monitoring did not occur during years for which data do not exist.


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Hatchery Releases


There is no harvest since catch-and-release regulations are in effect for this subpopulation.

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Subpopulations for Kootenai Management Unit

Other Management Units - Subpopulations