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Culturally Important Species
MANISTEE, MICHIGAN - The public is invited to a special showing of a new video entitled, "Manistee 'Nme, a Lake Sturgeon Success Story". This extraordinary documentary showcases the efforts of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Natural Resource Department and their successful rehabilitation program of this historic species.
The documentary includes some first ever underwater film taken of lake sturgeon from the Big Manistee River.
The showing will be at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee on Monday, November 7 at 7 pm. There is no charge for the event.
Each year the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Natural Resources Department hosts a Sturgeon Open House at the US Forest Service Rainbow Bend Access site. The highlight of these events is when fingerling sturgeon are released back into the Manistee River. The Tribe's portable sturgeon rearing facility is the first-ever of its kind for sturgeon. The Tribe has raised and released over 300 young sturgeon. A sturgeon stewardship plan for the Manistee River was developed by the Tribe and is aimed at promoting and protecting sturgeon over the next seven generations.
The lake sturgeon is an important member of the native Great Lakes fish community and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has maintained a leadership role aimed at protecting and sustaining this majestic fish from our distant past to the benefit of future generations.
posted October 21, 2011 6:40 am edt
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