Sunday, August 9, 2009

People of the Sturgeon: (WI) Library Collection Development Suggestion

Link to August 9 Oshkosh Northwestern article, "Book on the history of sturgeon spearing is now available for purchase".

Excerpt: Kathleen Schmitt Kline and Frederick P. Binkowski also co-authored the book, which features more than 100 black-and-white and color photos — most of them taken by the late Bob Rashid.

The DNR partnered with Sturgeon for Tomorrow, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and the Oshkosh Public Museum to conduct the book project. Bruch said Sturgeon for Tomorrow donated $25,000 toward publication costs.

Proceeds from the book sales, Bruch said, will go toward paying publishing costs and to the sturgeon program.

Spearing stories, photos, sturgeon recipes, decoys and management of the fish in the Winnebago System (Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes of Poygan, Butte des Morts and Winneconne) are included in the book. Trained volunteers interviewed sturgeon spearers and others who had stories about the torpedo-shaped fish.

1 comment:

AK Moser said...

The author, Kathy Kline, will be featured at WLA in October. ~Anne Moser, AWSL chair-elect.