Failing Bay-Delta may take a living fossil with it

Lay, Jennie
July 2006
High Country News;7/24/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 13, p4
The article reports that while sturgeon farming is taking off in California's San Francisco Bay-Delta, the delta's own wild sturgeon are endangered. Green sturgeon have been listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. White sturgeon, which are a favorite for sport fishing, have also declined to just 7 percent of their 1998 population. Meanwhile, entrepreneur Peter Struffenegger manages the Sterling Caviar farm near Sacramento. The fish farm breeds white sturgeon using a system developed by Russian immigrant Serge Doroshov.


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