by Tom Henry, The Blade

Biologists from the Toledo Zoo and a combination of state and federal wildlife agencies remain on schedule for their first release of iconic lake sturgeon into the Maumee River, making Toledo the southernmost and newest point in the Great Lakes region for a long-term restocking program.

About 1,500 young fish expected to be reared inside a streamside trailer in the coming weeks will be released into the wild late this summer or early fall — most likely in August or September, said Kent Bekker, Toledo Zoo conservation director.

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