Atlantic Sturgeon

The Atlantic sturgeon which was a primary food stock for the communities of Metepenagiag and Eel Ground in centuries past but since has become increasingly harder to find in the Miramichi river. The Atlantic sturgeon study is aimed at quantifying the number of sturgeon within the Miramichi watershed. Senior field technician Nelson Cloud has travelled with Matt Litvak from Mt. Allison University to the Saint John river to familiarize himself with the sturgeon and to educate himself on how to handle this powerful and prehistoric fish. We will be holding an information gathering session in the communities of Metepenagiag and Eel Ground in the Spring of 2013 to collect and assess the tradition ecological knowledge associated with the sturgeon..