How hungry are Wisconsinites for fish raised on local farms?

Aquaculture helps meet the world`s demand for fish. In the United States, fish farming can be an important part of fostering a domestic supply of fresh seafood and reducing the trade gap between imports and exports. Currently, approximately 90% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from other nations.

While parts of the local food movement are thriving and demand for local food products in Wisconsin is strong, many consumers are unaware of the availability of local, farm-raised fish. For a farmed fish industry to develop in Wisconsin, consumers need to perceive fish farmed in the state as safe, healthy and supportive of local economies.


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Ken Notes: This is a market to watch. I am interested in renting a bus and taking a day trip up to the Superior Fresh facilities in Northfield, Wisconsin to see a large aquaponics facility in action. They produce Salmon and trout along with greens. If we can produce healthy clean product in Wisconsin, I would love to see the industry grow.

If you are interested in taking a tour of the facility email or call me... Editor@WDNGreen.com or 608.334.2174....



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