Fifteen lakes will come off of the regulations aimed at increasing the average size of fish. The change comes after a new state law goes into effect that caps the number of regulated lakes at 100.
DNR says lake sturgeon making a comeback on Rainy River, Lake of the Woods
U.S. and Canadian biologists have been working for decades to help lake sturgeon recover from the effects of overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss. The change takes time, though. These fish live about 100 years and females aren't sexually mature until they're 26.