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salmonid
06-09-2015, 07:24 PM
We have a long term sturgeon aquaculture study going on at UCD where 50 fish are harvested and studied every 6 months to 1 year. The study is looking at sexual development.

This is year two of the project and the fish are in the 2-3 foot range and I believe they weighed in at 8 Kg at the most.

Since we needed to whack so many fish, I thought I would invite sturgeon-fishing aficionado FlyWright to come and show the students and myself how it's done.

Thanks for volunteering today in the heat, Al! Much appreciated, buddy!

Tank of fish
http://www.fishsniffer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=27418&d=1433906426

Bonk 'em
http://www.fishsniffer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=27421&d=1433906426

Weigh in
http://www.fishsniffer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=27419&d=1433906426

Al training the next generation
http://www.fishsniffer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=27422&d=1433906426

Lots of slimy bloody work!
http://www.fishsniffer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=27420&d=1433906426

49erbassman
06-09-2015, 07:33 PM
Looks like fun not work lol


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dsa2780
06-09-2015, 07:44 PM
Fillets go to research or on the grill? Had to ask. I'm not the only one wondering what happens to 50 slabs o' dino meat.

salmonid
06-09-2015, 08:04 PM
Fillets go to research or on the grill? Had to ask. I'm not the only one wondering what happens to 50 slabs o' dino meat.

The study only needed the heads, gonads, blood samples and the physical measurements.

Meat went to any volunteers who wanted it as it wasn't needed for the study. FlyWright didn't take any, however (so don't try to hit him up). The rest of the meat will be used for an end of school year BBQ for the students.

One thing I learned today was that the size of a 2 year old aquaculture fish is WAY BIGGER than a two year old wild fish in the river/bay. Easy food and good water conditions makes them grow quickly.

Also, 49er,

You are correct!

FlyWright
01-04-2016, 10:57 AM
Just saw this, salmonid! That was a fun way to spend a morning. I cleaned more sturgies that day than I have in my whole life!

Count me in if this repeats next year. Always happy to help in the research of my favorite species.

Did you eat any of the fish? If so, how'd they taste?

salmonid
01-05-2016, 08:52 PM
Just saw this, salmonid! That was a fun way to spend a morning. I cleaned more sturgies that day than I have in my whole life!

Count me in if this repeats next year. Always happy to help in the research of my favorite species.

Did you eat any of the fish? If so, how'd they taste?

Cool!

Yes, the fish tasted as good or better than wild ones I've had a chance to try.

It was great that you helped out with the study and showed the students how to roll.

I'll be in touch about the next event; next time we'll give you a new UCD hat- you have earned it.

Thank you,