The Virginia Sturgeon Restoration Team is located at the center. Many of the sturgeon caught and tagged are in the waters just off the pier.
The waterway nurtured the early Jamestown settlement and has made Richmond a thriving River City.
In 2012, Atlantic Sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay were listed as federally endangered but due to restoration efforts, the population is growing.
A day in sturgeon restoration.
An insider's view from the VCU Rice Rivers Center boat, as Dr. Matt Balazik and members of the Atlantic Sturgeon Restoration Team catch, tag, and release an Atlantic Sturgeon.