Note â€“ as of July 1, there will be a zero catch and possession limit for sturgeon in Zone 19 which is comprised of St. Clair River, Lake St.Clair, Detroit River, Lake Erie and upper Niagara River).
Currently, an angler with a sport fishing licence can catch and possess one sturgeon in all these areas except the Detroit River, where there already is a zero catch and possession limit.
An angler with a conservation fishing licence already has a zero catch and possession limit.
Moving to a zero commercial quota for sturgeon in 2009.
Traditional use of lake sturgeon by Aboriginal people for subsistence and ceremonial purposes will not be affected.
Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield quoted â€œ Over harvesting of lake sturgeon is a serious threat to its sustainability, we are taking action in Ontario to protect the long-term health and recovery of this species