White Sturgeon

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  • Species Common Name White Sturgeon
  • Species Scientific Name Acipenser transmontanus


Special needs

Nearshore coastal waters and estuaries are essential habitat.

Limiting factors

Long-lived species with low productivity and relatively low population size. Predators include sharks and marine mammals. Potentially dredging and ocean/estuarine energy projects. Harvest: incidental catch by trawl in the ocean, salmon gillnet fisheries in the Columbia River, and recreational fisheries in bays and estuaries.

Conservation actions

Use species-specific habitat requirements to guide management actions. Minimize incidental catch and bycatch in fisheries (nearshore ocean, estuaries, and freshwater). Ensure that development does not occur in habitat (space and time) that may result in negative impacts.