Where it lives
River bottoms, throughout the Fraser River and the Kootenay River.
Imperiled— The White Surgeon is in trouble. Key threats include reduced food supplies due to fishing, climate change and land use changes, as well as pollution and habitat loss.
- Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society
- BC Government
- BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer
- Fisheries Canada
What you can do
Learn more about sturgeons and adopt one, through the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society. Adopting a sturgeon will let you track it’s travels through recapture data and you’ll receive updates! Click here for more information.