What is an Interjurisdictional Fishery?

The Mississippi River and many of its larger tributaries are defined as “interjurisdictional rivers” meaning that they flow between, or are common to, two or more state boundaries, or that flow between two or more land management jurisdictions. Similarly, “interjurisdictional fisheries” are those fishery resources that cross or are common to two or more state boundaries and come under the shared jurisdiction of two or more governmental entities. Example: paddlefish, sturgeon, and catfish.