Atlantic Sturgeon in Marshyhope Creek:
Yesterday, DNR biologists caught two Atlantic Sturgeon on the Marshyhope Creek. Atlantic Sturgeon were thought to be extirpated in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay until recently. These two fish caught today brings our total catch in 2014 and 2015 to ten fish, all in spawning condition.
It's good to see at least one species of fish making a comeback in the bay, if only in a few limited rivers and creeks.
This project in the Nanticoke River and its tributaries is a cooperative effort with University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and MD DNR Fisheries Service.