Given the current status of the stocks and the inherent vulnerabilities of the species, wild-caught sturgeon products are not sustainably fished—with the exception of the [Lower Columbia River] white sturgeon. Due to the history of overexploitation of these fishes, we must apply the precautionary approach when considering the few stocks whose statuses remain largely unknown. Furthermore, given the current scale of the LCR white sturgeon fishery, local consumers should proceed with caution when dealing with products from that fishery but consumers should avoid them on a national level.
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