History, Future of Great Lakes Sturgeon

The next presentation of the 2022-23 Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series will be “Hope for Sturgeon in the Great Lakes and Sturgeon(less?) Bay,” presented Dec. 1, 7 pm, by Titus Seilheimer of Wisconsin Sea Grant and David Boyarski of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

​​​​​​Sturgeon – the giant, slow-growing, slow-to-mature fish after which Sturgeon Bay is named – have a long history in the Great Lakes, but why aren’t there sturgeon in the bay of Sturgeon Bay? How is the remaining sturgeon population managed? 

Attend this free program – in person at the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, or online – to learn about the history of sturgeon harvesting, population decline and the glimmer of hope we have for this ancient species on the lakes.

Taking a nonperishable food donation to the in-person lecture is encouraged, as is supporting a local food pantry if watching online.

Get more details and a link to register for the online presentation at