They are the most common sturgeon in the United States.

They can live up to 14 years.http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/sturgeon/ShovelnoseSturgeonFishing.html

 The Record for the largest shovelnose caught in Wisconsin is 7lbs, 5.4oz.

They went from being a nuisance to a delicacy to fisherman.

It is the only commercially fished sturgeon in the United States.


Figure 7. Biggest shovelnose sturgeon caught in Wisconsin 7lbs, 5.4 oz Wisconsin DNR August 31, 2012.

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