A Canadian teenager recently captured and released a 20-foot-long White sturgeon He came ashore while fishing with friends.
The 17-year-old Jacob Bergen (Jacob Bergen) in Fraser River In British Columbia, Canada.
Bergen pointed out that white sturgeons are considered “prehistoric” fish, which means they are Early Cretaceous More than 100 million years ago.
“Unlike most fish, sturgeon has no bones,” the teenager said. “Their strong and unique shape consists of cartilage and tough flesh, and most importantly, a thick skin that is impenetrable.”
He also pointed out that the sturgeon has scales (bone plates) on its body. “These shields, together with their super thick skin, act as armor for the sturgeon.”
Bergen attributed his knowledge of the fish caught to his lifelong interest in this activity.
“I was introduced to fishing by my father when I was very young. I started fishing and turned my hobby into a way of life. My favorite place to fish is the Fraser River, which is my home.”
Bergen pointed out that on the day of the problem, he actually caught two sturgeons, one large and one small. Before releasing them, he gave the two fish a quick kiss.
“We don’t raise fish; we catch, mark (collect data) and release them,” he said. “There is a group of people collecting data to observe the growth of the white sturgeon population. They learn more about the fish, where they are located at specific times of the year, how much they grow each year, and whether they are healthy or injured.”
The Fraser River is an excellent environment for such research.
“This river and many of its tributaries have one of the largest and most stable sturgeon populations, which can be attributed to the abundant food throughout the year and the conservation efforts done by providing catch and release fisheries,” Dahe Fishing Website“At the peak of the main season, it is not uncommon for sturgeons to feed on the abundant food in the system. [for fishermen] You can catch 10 to 20 sturgeons a day. “
In addition, the Fraser River is home to all five major salmon species: Chinook salmon (king), close friend salmon (keta), coho salmon (silver), sockeye salmon (blue-backed salmon), and pink salmon (zatou) whale).
“This part of British Columbia offers many healthy rivers and lakes, and these estuaries allow one of the world’s largest salmon streams to flourish,” Dahe noted.
This story is provided by Newsweek Zenger News.