Upper Fraser White Sturgeon Experiential Biology Experience

White Sturgeon Experiential Biology Experience

May 3-4, 2018
Prince George, BC
$1095.00

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This two day on the river experiential  biology field tour will introduce participants to White Sturgeon biology and conservation and an opportunity participate in an active sturgeon research project.  Guests will be participating in an active research project to catch and tag Upper Fraser White Sturgeon under the guidance of fishery biologists and the local First Nations fisheries technician. This special and unique tour allows guests to be part of an exclusive opportunity that is otherwise unavailable to the public.   The trip also incorporates a tour through the historical Grand Canyon of the Fraser. Participants will travel via jet boat to locations on the upper Fraser River to learn about the following:

•             Setline techniques
•             Angling techniques
•             Suturing
•             Basics of radio tagging and telemetry
•             Basics of PIT Tagging
•             Basics of FLOY Tagging
•             Sturgeon capture and handling
•             White sturgeon determination of sex and sexual maturity
•             Determining white sturgeon age

A large sturgeon getting ready to measure and tag

Lheidli T’enneh First Nations
This tour is being delivered in conjunction with the Lheidli T’enneh Fisheries program and will include a fisheries technician from their staff who will share their perspective on the conservation of the White Sturgeon.

Who should take this Tour
Professionals in biology, fisheries and environmental sciences who are looking for practical, hands-on continuing education or those individuals with an interest or curiosity about White Sturgeon and would like to be a part of a a unique and active experiential research project.

Includes:
• Two days of Jet Boating on the Fraser River
• Program Instruction and hands-on demonstration
• Lunches
• Transportation
• Equipment, Gear & Materials

 

Upper Fraser Sturgeon caught with a set line
Upper Fraser Sturgeon caught with a set line

 

Inserting a Radio Tag into a White Sturgeon
Inserting a Radio Tag into a White Sturgeon
Upper Fraser White Sturgeon caught for the project
Upper Fraser White Sturgeon caught for the project
Radio telemetry antenna searching for tagged sturgeon
Radio telemetry antenna searching for tagged sturgeon
Radio telemetry receiver helping us locate tagged sturgeon
Radio telemetry receiver helping us locate tagged sturgeon
Upper Fraser White sturgeon
Upper Fraser White sturgeon
One of the guests angling for a White Sturgeon
One of the guests angling for a White Sturgeon