Lake Whitefish Dish Wins Lake Superior Fish Classic

Over 285 people enjoyed sampling Lake Superior whitefish and lake herring (cisco) during the recent Lake Superior Fish Classic – a chef cooking competition and public tasting event held in Duluth, Minn. Chef Seth VanderLaan and his team from the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee won $1,500 for first place out of seven competing chefs, and the People’s Choice Award. The second place Superior Award of $750 went to Chef Scott Graden with The New Scenic Café, Duluth, Minn.

The Entire Neighborhood Will Be Destroyed

As part of NOAA’s Weather Ready Nation project, UW Sea Grant social scientist Jane Harrison is part of a team surveying broadcast meteorologists and emergency managers about the efficacy of a new impact-based warning system.

The River Talks Continue

The second River Talk is scheduled for Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Red Mug (916 Hammond Ave, Superior, Wis.). Diane Desotelle with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Matthew Steiger with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will present, “Should we be concerned that the St. Louis River is an Area of Concern?”

Lake Superior Fish Classic Sold Out

Only days remain until the Lake Superior Fish Classic, when the historic Union Depot in Duluth, Minn., will open its doors to professional chefs and judges, fish connoisseurs and 350 pounds of Lake Superior herring and whitefish.

The River Talks

Grab a mug of coffee or maybe a glass of beer and learn about the St. Louis River Estuary at the same time. Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve are teaming up to start a series of science café-type evening talks about the estuary.

Lake Superior Fish Classic

Tickets are going fast for a professional chef fish cook-off and tasting event hosted by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant programs in Duluth, Minn., at the Depot on Oct. 4, 2013, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Judge for yourself; are Wisconsin or Minnesota chefs better at cooking Lake Superior fish? Tickets ($15) are available online or by calling (218) 726-8106. For more information, visit