UW-Stevens Point: Aquaculture facility to host ‘Aquaculture Unplugged’
Fish farmers will convene in northern Wisconsin to share best practices and gain insight from aquaculture experts at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (NADF).
Located in Red Cliff, the NADF has joined with UW-Extension and the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association to offer the hands-on workshop, “Aquaculture Unplugged.” This workshop will be held Thursday, May 31, to give fish farmers the opportunity to participate in focused sessions on various aspects of fish rearing including both pond and indoor culture. They will utilize NADF’s ongoing projects, including hybrid walleye (saugeye), yellow perch and arctic char, to learn practical skills and knowledge that can be taken back to farms and put to use.
A number of nationally recognized speakers will be leading these sessions, including Robert Summerfelt, who has done extensive research on walleye; Charles Mischke, an international expert on pond culture; and Ed Aneshansley and Tom Waldrop, both of whom specialize in recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS).
The workshop is open to any fish farmer or others interested in aquaculture. Participants will choose two of the following sessions: Hybrid Walleye (saugeye) or Pond Aeration, and RAS Engineering or Pond Fertilization.
The cost is $50 per person and includes the workshop, handouts, break, lunch, Vendor Fair and fish fry. For more information about the workshop, contact Greg Fischer at 715-779-3461. For registration information, contact Cindy Johnson at 715-373-2990 or visit http://www.wisconsinaquaculture.com.
The Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility has worked on numerous aquaculture projects since its inception seven years ago and has shown success in several species that can be adapted to fish farms. NADF’s mission is to promote and advance the development of commercial aquaculture in a northern climate.