Sea Grant was second career for Harvey Hoven

Former Wisconsin Sea Grant extension agent Harvey Hoven worked out of the Superior field office. He was employed from 1989 through 2003 and focused on coastal businesses along the South Shore of Lake Superior, aquaculture in the Midwest and initial efforts to remediate the St. Louis River, the largest U.S. tributary into Lake Superior.

Eat fish, people!

Continuing Wisconsin Sea Grant’s 50th anniversary blog series, communications student Eva Ryan interviewed Sharon Moen, the Eat Wisconsin Fish outreach specialist. They discussed the past, present and hopes for the future of producing fish in Wisconsin for local and global consumption.

Invasive species: then and now

In the first of a series celebrating Wisconsin Sea Grant’s upcoming 50th anniversary, Tim Campbell, aquatic invasive species outreach specialist, describes how things have changed in his field in the past 50 years, and how he hopes they will progress.

Greener and cleaner: how a marina takes big strides toward cleaner water

The new season of River Talks began in October with three speakers who described projects designed to control stormwater runoff and prevent pollution at the marina on Barker’s Island in Superior, Wisconsin. Theresa Qualls with the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program, Eric Thomas with Barker’s Island Marina and Michael Krick with the city of Superior gave in-person presentations in the Lake Superior Estuarium.

Try Wisconsin fish recipes. Not you, though, zombies

October. In this month of Halloween, thoughts might turn toward ghosts, vampires and skeletons. Zombies, too. October is also Seafood Awareness Month. Moira Harrington, our assistant director for communications, draws the connection between zombies and fish.

Using drama as an introduction to marine debris prevention

Wisconsin Sea Grant is leading one of six projects recently funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program. The projects, announced today, focus on preventing the introduction of marine debris (trash, fishing gear and microplastics) into coastal and Great Lakes environments.