We are proud and honored to announce President of Sturgeon Slayers, Kevin Estrada has been brought on as a Director for the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society.
For those of you who know Kevin know he has deep connection with the most amazing species on the planet. At over 250 million years old they have remained nearly unchanged.
Their spawning habits, slow growth rate and the age they live till is something so unique and magnificent. Kevin is excited to continue on his protection of Sturgeon on another level.
“Thank you to the board for bringing me on and valuing my experience and dedication to the fishery. ”
DID YOU KNOW?
– Have survived two ice-ages; are living in the Fraser River.
– Survive in both fresh and salt water.
– Have captured the imagination of hundreds of students and future ‘sturgeon stewards’, through the HSBC Fraser River Sturgeon Education Program grades 4-7.
– Rely on help from the sport fishing, recreational fishery, First Nations, government and community leaders, environmentalists, conservation experts and the public community.
Over the last decade, we the Society have made great progress identifying and addressing issues that affect the recovery of white sturgeon in the Fraser River watershed using critical data collected through our award-winning, volunteer-driven monitoring and assessment program. We have developed a curriculum based education program and public awareness initiatives to promote community understanding of white sturgeon.
As an environmental stewardship and research organization, the Society brings together a diverse community of stakeholders – leaders, all areas of government and First Nations, commercial and recreational fishing sectors, research and education – to work together and make a difference for Fraser River white sturgeon. Priority areas include: mortality, habitat erosion, technology and recruitment of juvenile stocks.
Inspired by Honourary Chair Rick Hansen, we deploy our resources and talents towards conserving and protecting Fraser River white sturgeon and their habitat. This is addressed through: the development and implementation of stewardship activities, education and public awareness initiatives; conducting research and communicating the results; and professionally addressing key issues facing sturgeon with appropriate actions.
Fraser River white sturgeon need your help! Donate HERE