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Save Our Sturgeon - Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre

Date: 13 May, 2016

Start: 09:00 am

Location: Nechako River at Riverside Park, Burrard Avenue, Vanderhoof, BC

The event is open to the public.  There will be approximately 600 hatchery produced juvenile sturgeon available for school children to release into the Nechako River.  Due to the limited number of fish to release, releasing a fish will be offered to elementary school aged children in SD91 only.

To date, the 2016 release event is being hosted by the NWSRI with support from the District of Vanderhoof and Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.   

UPDATE: All fish have now been allocated to students for this upcoming release event. But this event is open to the public, so schools (and everyone else) not directly involved in the release are still welcome to attend! For more information please email   

Past Events

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2016 Save Our Sturgeon Release Event (13 May - write-up coming soon!)

2015 River's Day (write-up coming soon!)

2015 Save Our Sturgeon Release Event (4 May) 

2014 Rivers Day in Vanderhoof (28 Sept)

2014 Grand Opening of the Sturgeon Conservation Centre (17 June) 

2013 River's Day - In 2013 River's Day events were not held in Prince George or Vanderhoof.  NWSRI will co-host the River's Day event with the City of Vanderhoof in 2014.  We believe River's Day is an important public celebration of Canada's rivers and watersheds. 

2012 Rivers Day in Prince George (23 Sept) and Vanderhoof (30 Sept)

2011 Save our Sturgeon (SOS) Spring Spawning Celebration - May 29th

2010 River's Day in Vanderhoof

2009 Save Our Sturgeon School Event - October 7th, 2009

2008 Save Our Sturgeon Juvenile Release - October 1st and 2nd, 2008

2007 Save Our Sturgeon Juvenile Release with SD 91 - October 10th and 11th, 2007

Anna Release 2007

Juvenile Sturgeon Releases with SD 91 - October 3rd and 4th, 2006

Pilot Conservation Hatchery Summer 2006 - Photos of sturgeon growing!

Pilot Conservation Hatchery - May 2006: Adult Spawning and Adult Release

Stuart Release 2005

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