Recovery/Management Plan Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser Oxyrinchus Desotoi)
The short-term recovery objective is to prevent further reduction off existing wild populations of Gulf sturgeon. The long-term recovery objective is to establish population levels that would allow delisting of the Gulf sturgeon in discrete management units. Gulf sturgeon in discrete management units could be delisted by 2023, if the required criteria1 are met. Following delisting, a long-term fishery management objective is to establish selfsustaining populaitions that could withstand directed fishing pressure within discrete management units.