The 1999 Florida Legislature provided funds for studies of native
sturgeon and sturgeon aquaculture. Several research groups have
been contracted to conduct studies ranging from refining food
requirements of sturgeon in hatcheries to determining habitat and
food requirements of gulf sturgeon in panhandle river and bay
Gulf sturgeon can be found in several rivers throughout Florida,
including the Suwannee River. Learn about encounters that boaters
have had with these large jumping fish, and how you can minimize
your risk of impact.
State of Florida Management Plan for Gulf sturgeon site description of rivers bays and estuaries and Florida's Sturgeon Production Working Group (Florida State Statute 370.31).
Common facts on sturgeon
Read about sturgeon research grants and the Hillsborough River
Project, a telemetry study of habitat use and success of
hatchery-reared gulf sturgeon.