I was able to go visit the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) and learn about the lake sturgeon efforts they are involved in. Sturgeon all over the world were labeled as “trash fish” but once the value for their eggs, which produce high dollar caviar, was discovered, these fish went neatly extinct. TNACI does amazing work with these fish and release thousands every year back into our waterways. These fish are slow to mature and reproduce so conservation and education is vital to their continued existence.

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