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Do Not Harvest List

This list protects rare, threatened, and endangered native Missouri fish.

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Fishing Regulations

Know Missouri’s fishing regulations. This section includes the Do Not Harvest list, general fishing provisions, live bait, nongame species and sport fish regulations.

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Lake Sturgeon

Lake sturgeon are rare and endangered in Missouri.

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Lake sturgeon illustration

Lake Sturgeon

Acipenser fulvenscens
The largest of Missouri’s three sturgeons is rare and endangered in our state. One way to identify it is by its conical (not shovel-nosed) snout. And despite its name, in our state this fish is almost always found in big rivers—not lakes.

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Pallid Sturgeon

Pallid sturgeon are rare and endangered in Missouri.

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Pallid Sturgeon

Scaphirhynchus albus
Similar to shovelnose sturgeon, but with a longer and more pointed snout. Bases of the inner barbels are weakly fringed, and the base of an inner barbel is less than half the width of the base of an outer barbel.

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Turtle Regulations

Browse Missouri turtle regulations for methods, seasons, limits, and species on the Do Not Harvest list.

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