Wisconsin Sea Grant will participate in three recently announced federally funded aquaculture projects that will support a sustainable, domestic food supply and decrease America’s seafood trade deficit.
Emma Wiermaa traveled to Maryland in July for the Sea Grant Aquaculture Education Network Summit. She sees great potential for both hands-on science education and workforce development.
To highlight fish from the Great Lakes region, Wisconsin Sea Grant will serve Atlantic salmon and greens from Superior Fresh in Hixton and smoked whitefish from Susie Q Fish Co. in Two Rivers at the annual NOAA Fish Fry on June 5 in Washington, D.C.
With Sea Grant support, Andrea Hicks is studying the carbon footprint of aquaponics in cold climates like Wisconsin’s.
The annual conference, held Feb. 15-16 in Eau Claire, brought together current aquaculture producers both large and small, those looking to enter the field, journalists, researchers and others interested in maintaining a healthy industry.
Students from Freedom High School in Outagamie County had a rewarding field trip to Milwaukee, where they visited Sea Grant Aquaculture Specialist Fred Binkowski, who gave them a taste of hands-on work with yellow perch.