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A Fine Kettle Of Fish

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The new Lost Valley Hatchery will fuel Missouri's sportfishing into the 21st Century.

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Hatchery-Raised Lake Sturgeon

Hatchery-Raised Lake Sturgeon

This lake sturgeon was raised at MDC’s Lost Valley Fish Hatchery near Warsaw before it became one of 12,000 released in September 2012 into rivers feeding the Missouri River. This six-inch youngster can potentially live 150 years and grow to eight feet long and more than 300 pounds. Young fish like this have black and brown mottled color. Adults turn chocolate brown or tan.

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Lake Sturgeon Tagging at Hatchery

Lake Sturgeon Tagging at Hatchery

MDC Fisheries Management Biologist Travis Moore removes a scute (a hard, scale-like plate) from a lake sturgeon raised at MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery. Removing a specific scute helps staff determine the origin of the fish if caught later. The fish also received tiny magnetic wire tags to also help researchers catching the fish in the future know its origins.

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Lake Sturgeon Tracking

Lake Sturgeon Tracking

The blue wand at the upper right reads a magnetic tag inserted into the snout of this young hatchery raised lake sturgeon. The tag will help researchers identify the fish if caught in the future.

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Hatchery-Raised Lake Sturgeon

MDC staff raise and release lake sturgeon, a mighty fish for big rivers

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Lake sturgeon date back 150 million years to the dinosaur days and can reach eight feet and 300 pounds.

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News and Almanac

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"News and Almanac" for the November 1999 Missouri Conservationist.

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