Staffer Sharon Moen spent part of her year on four trips across the state of Wisconsin to speak with and interview fish producers.
The calendar has flipped to 2022. Our staff members are ready to tackle new projects in the coming 12 months, which also happens to mark Sea Grant’s 50th anniversary. Before they move more deeply into the new year, however, several staff members took a moment to retain the glow of their favorite 2021 project. Here’s Read more about Sea Grant project faves, Titus Seilheimer[…]
Continuing our series of posts celebrating our 50th anniversary, we check with in Fisheries Specialist Titus Seilheimer to discusses how his field has changed over the years and how he hopes to see it progress.
The third weekend in September is traditionally a time for beach cleanups by communities in the Great Lakes. Volunteers scour beaches and shorelines for trash as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Our Sea Grant staff members got in the spirit, participating in cleanups spanning across the state, from Wisconsin Point in Lake Superior, to Read more about Sea Grant staff collect commendable beach cleanup haul[…]
Spring is the right time to head to your local stream to see the migration and spawning of Great Lakes sucker species. As water temperatures warm, white and longnose suckers feel the need to move from the Great Lakes into tributaries.
Our fisheries specialist, Titus Seilheimer’s favorite 2020 project is Great Lakes Aquaculture Day.
Shark Week, Aug. 9 -16, is a cherished annual tradition. Communications Coordinator, Moira Harrington, presents a counter-Shark-Week look at a denizen of the sweetwater seas. This Shark Week 2020 edition offers five facts about the burbot.
Communications Coordinator Moira Harrington and others recently visited the electrical barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Read her first-hand account of all that stands between the Great Lakes and an invasion of Asian carp.
Photographs by Jim Legault now on display at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc show how the commercial fishing industry has changed over the years, as has the ecology of Lake Michigan.
Mike LeClair is a fourth-generation commercial fisherman on Lake Michigan, based out of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. With more than 45 years of fishing experience, he’s one of Wisconsin Sea Grant’s partners on a project that sought to understand the catch rates of whitefish and incidental species (bycatch) in an experimental trawl fishery on Lake Michigan. Read more about Project partner: Mike LeClair, Susie-Q Fish Co.[…]