Thank you to all our participants, guests, supporters, sponsors and the team of volunteers, for helping us make 2019 Event the best to date! We are excited to announce that the net proceeds from “Keeping the Legend Alive”; our FRSCS Sturgeon Conservation Challenge Gala Awards Dinner & Auction 2019, exceeded last years’ net; raising over $150,000 for the conservation of Fraser River White Sturgeon.
With 26 Challenge Teams fishing from April through October and covering the Fraser River from the mouth of the Fraser River at Steveston to beyond Hope, BC, our event has succeeded to share our sturgeon story with over 350 participants and guests.
Here are some data highlights:
- Teams collected data from over 290 sturgeon
- Of the 290 sturgeon sampled, over 140 new tags were applied
- And our recapture rate was 49% - which is significantly lower than our overall study at 74%!
Congratulations to our Team Winners:
- 1st Place - Newmont Goldcorp
- 2nd Place - Seaspan Marine
- 3rd Place - LGL "Forever Sturgeon"
Thank you Wes David for doing a fantastic job as our MC.
A special thanks to Brett Kissel for a great performance and amazing entertainment, and to FRSCS Founder, Rick Hansen for an amazing keynote address that inspired all of us to focus our efforts and help make a difference.
Thank you to Rick Bourne, Langara Fishing Adventures, for providing us with the big prize – an incredible trip for four (4) to Langara Fishing Lodge. We are so grateful for your support.
Stay tuned…FRSCS Sturgeon Conservation Challenge 2020 date coming soon!!!!
HELP KEEP A LEGEND ALIVE