Status and management of Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus , in North America

@article{Smith1997StatusAM,
  title={Status and management of Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus , in North America},
  author={Theodore J. I. Smith and James P. Clugston},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={1997},
  volume={48},
  pages={335-346}
}
The Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus, consists of two subspecies distributed along the Atlantic coast of North America from Labrador to the east coast of Florida (Atlantic sturgeon subspecies -A.o. oxyrinchus) and along the Gulf of Mexico from Florida Bay, Florida to the mouth of the Mississippi River (Gulf sturgeon subspecies -A.o. desotoi). The species has been exploited throughout its range with landings peaking around the turn of the 20th century followed by drastic declines shortly… 

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