The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is making an effort to bring lake sturgeon back into Tennessee waters.
In recent months the TWRA has released these prehistoric fish at designated sites in an effort to replenish Tennessee lakes and return the fish to a “common status”, according to a recent TWRA press release.
This was not the first sturgeon released in Tennessee, however. The agency has actually been releasing the fish in East Tennessee for several years now.
According to the Region IV office of the TWRA, more than 29,500 lake sturgeons have been stocked into the French Broad and Holston Rivers downstream of Douglas and Cherokee Reservoirs since 2000.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.