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Factors threatening the Lake Sturgeon’s survival in North Carolina waterways include overharvesting and habitat degradation. The described approach is a response to the population crisis that places them in the species of special concern category. It begins with care in living tanks and food specially prepared by staff. It ends with the fishes' release, once they have acclimated to provisions resembling prey inhabiting the state's wild waters.