UW-Stevens Point: Coldwater Fish Culture Workshop to be held in June

The Coldwater Fish Culture Workshop and Vendor Fair, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (NADF), will be held in Bayfield and Red Cliff on Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 and 9.

The workshop will focus on research and advances in the culture of coldwater species that include arctic char, Coho salmon, Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout. Coldwater fish nutrition and health will be addressed as well as flow-through and recycle-systems technology, pond management, water quality and various lighting strategies for coldwater species culture.

Speakers will include experts in cold water culture from around the country including Steven Summerfelt, Chris Good, Brian Vinci and John Davidson from the Freshwater Institute; Bill Wolters of USDA; Rick Barrows of USFWS; and Brian Swift of Swift Aquaponics. Events include tours of NADF, and the Red Cliff Tribal and Les Voight State hatcheries.

Current and prospective fish farmers, researchers, state, federal and tribal hatchery personnel and anyone interested in cold water fish rearing and technologies are encouraged to attend. The workshop and fair are sponsored in conjunction with the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association, Inc., UW-Madison Aquaculture Program and UW-Extension.

Registration for the two-day workshop is $75 for Wisconsin Aquaculture Association (WAA) members and $100 for nonmembers. The fee includes breaks, lunches and handout materials.

To register or for a brochure with lodging information contact Cindy Johnson (WAA), 715-373-2990 or [email protected], or go to http://www.WisconsinAquaculture.com. For additional information contact the Wisconsin Aquaculture Outreach Specialists Ron Johnson at 715-779-3189 or Jim Held at 920-648-2902.