Re: NANFA-- sturgeon for lunch
Thu, 2 May 2002 12:44:28 EDT

Chuck, sturgeon is still common as a food item on the West coast. My father
makes a living running a charter boat that specializes in sturgeon. I have
caught them with him and I have eaten sturgeon. Once you have eaten sturgeon
you'll curse the people that helped make them so rare. it is the best fish I
have ever eaten, no bones and great flavor. You could buy it here in the mid
70's off the back of pickup trucks of net fishermen who used to sell large
fish fresh each day. Most of the time they had big catfish, shad or carp but
sturgeon would show up occasionally. the marine fisheries finally put an end
to that but their numbers are not increasing very fast from what I have read.
Fritz could probably tell you exact numbers if he is reading this. On the
West coast they are numerous enough to be a game fish but I don't think they
are sold commercially. Fine eating fish, very sad they are gone from the East

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