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Conservation and Legislation

State of Florida Management Plan for Gulf sturgeon site description of rivers bays and estuaries and Florida's Sturgeon Production Working Group (Florida State Statute 370.31).

Florida Sturgeon Production Working Group

Florida Sturgeon Production Working Group Florida Statute 370.31

Outline of Conservation Plan

This outline of the Florida Conservation Plan for gulf sturgeon describes the estuaries and rivers in which native sturgeon populations occur, threats (overfishing, habitat destruction), stock enhancement, and aquaculture.

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