Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator and Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to set the record straight: cisco (a.k.a. lake herring) is a local, sustainable, and DELICIOUS Lake Superior fish. For more information, visit www.seagrant.umn.edu. View the 1-mintue video version here.
UMD's Lisa Fitzpatrick puts a new twist on historic Lake Superior fare: fishcakes. Learn how you can do the same through this cooking clip. Courtesy of the Northland's NewsCenter. View the recipe.
Build a device to improve the chances that deepwater fish, like lake trout, will survive a catch-and-release experience. View the 1-mintue video version here.
Cold, vast and deep, Lake Superior's virtually an inland ocean and it can be a bit foreboding. But at the far western end of the lake, just north of Duluth, Minnesota, a productive harvest is going on virtually year-round: lake herring, a smokehouse favorite. And it takes a special kind of character to brave Superior alone, in an open boat, to chase down this native fish. The America's Heartland Series is produced by KVIE Television, a PBS affiliate.
A professional chef competition led into a salute to Lake Superior's sustainable fisheries. Ciscos (lake herring) never tasted so good! Credits: Narrated by Jesse Schomberg; Music by Michael Monroe; Edited by Chris J. Benson; Produced by Minnesota Sea Grant. Photographers: Chris J. Benson, Doug Fairchild, Andy Goldfine. Videographer: Jesse Schomberg. Narration Writers: Russell Habermann, Sharon Moen.
There are a small number of commercial fisherman left on Lake Superior. Harley Tofte, who has seen the lake and the industry change over the last 29 years, operates Dockside Fish Market out of Grand Marais, Minn., and sells to the local restaurants. Watch this episode of The Perennial Plate to see how Lake Superior's fish get to your table. The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating.
Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Director and Minnesota Sea Grant Director, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about the preservation of Lake Superior food fish and their impact on the coastal economy.
Superior's fish are all part of an interconnected food web. The top predators like Lake Trout have to hunt their prey. Some species find dinner deep under the surface and in low-light environments. To learn more about Superior's offshore food web we talked to Trevor Keyler, a PhD. candidate at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator with Minnesota Sea Grant, sets the record straight: cisco (a.k.a. lake herring) is a local, sustainable, and DELICIOUS Lake Superior fish.
Did you know that in Minnesota it is illegal to transfer water from a public water access? Learn easy steps to transfer bait without transferring water in this 30-second public service announcement produced by RMB Environmental Laboratories and the Pelican River Watershed District. The Central Region Sustainable Development Partnership, the Minn. Department of Natural Resources and others funded this and the series of aquatic invasive species prevention messages available at www.naturalinnovations.org.