On Thursday, May 31, the UW-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility, in conjunction with UW-Extension and the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association, will offer a hands-on workshop on aquaculture, titled “Aquaculture Unplugged," at its facility in Red Cliff, Wisconsin. This workshop will give fish farmers the opportunity to participate in focused sessions on various aspects of fish rearing including both pond and indoor culture. The workshop will utilize NADF’s ongoing projects that include hybrid walleye (saugeye), yellow perch and Arctic char. A number of nationally recognized speakers will be leading these sessions and include Dr Robert Summerfelt, who has done extensive research on walleye; Dr Charles Mischke, an international expert on pond culture; and Ed Aneshansley and Tom Waldrop, both of whom specialize in recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS).
NADF has worked on numerous aquaculture projects since its inception 7 years ago and has shown success in several species that can be adapted to fish farms such as saugeye and arctic char, and advances with more familiar species like rainbow trout, yellow perch and walleye. NADF’s mission to promote and advance the development of commercial aquaculture in a northern climate translates into increased production on farms, resulting in more locally farmed raised products, benefiting both local and state economies. This workshop will allow farmers to see firsthand these advances as well as learning practical skills and knowledge that can be taken back to farms and put in use.
The Aquaculture Unplugged workshop is open to any fish farmer or others interested in aquaculture. Participants will choose 2 of the following sessions – Hybrid Walleye (Saugeye) or Pond Aeration, and RAS Engineering or Pond Fertilization.
The cost in $50 per person and includes the workshop, handouts, break, lunch, Vendor Fair and fish fry.
For workshop information contact Greg Fischer at 715-779-3461. For registration information contact Cindy Johnson at 715-373-2990 or visit: http://www.wisconsinaquaculture.com