- Associated Press - Monday, August 10, 2015

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) - State fish biologists are releasing 10,000 lake sturgeon into northern New York waters as part of a restoration program for the threatened species.

Monday afternoon, 7,500 sturgeon are to be released into Chaumont Bay at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, and 2,500 are to be released into the St. Lawrence River at Ogdensburg.

The restoration effort is a collaboration between the Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, the New York Power Authority and the U.S. Geological Survey.

DEC biologists collected eggs from mature fish at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project in Massena this past spring. After the eggs were fertilized, the Fish and Wildlife Service took them to their fish hatchery in Genoa, Wisconsin, and raised the babies to stocking size.

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