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July 2010

Commercial Fishing: The Life, the Limits, the Lore

Commercial fishing has been a cultural tradition and the livelihood for many along Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior since the late 1800s, but the industry almost didn’t survive. Today, Minnesota once again has a sustainable industry.

Baitfish Mean Business

Minnesota has the largest baitfish aquaculture industry in the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center area, a 12-state region. About 2000 ponds are licensed for aquaculture in Minnesota producing more than 1.7 million lbs. of baitfish annually. In Minnesota, baitfish means business!

Scientists Challenged by Lake Superior and Each Other

The Ecology of Lake Superior Conference demonstrated participants' interest in integrated science and adaptive management and drew applause for recovery efforts that have brought back the lake trout populations after near extirpation less than 60 years ago.

Where Are They Now?

Steve Bortone, Minnesota Sea Grant Director from 2006-2009, shares an insider's account of the oil spill in the gulf.

Staff Updates

Minnesota Sea Grant staff take on new responsibilities and earn prestigious awards.

UMD Student Wins Best Student Paper Award

Jami Sloan, a graduate student in biosciences at UMD, won the annual American Fisheries Society – Minnesota Chapter’s award for best student paper.

Try some great fish recipes ...

Sumptuous fish recipes are worth the effort.

Did Ja Know?

Rain water—and the sediments and pollutants it carries—is reduced by the ever popular rain barrels taking the Northland by storm.

Bow Watch

Success Stems from Hard Work, Collaborations

Unique events, cohesive partnerships and well-deserved awards bring a measure of success to Minnesota Sea Grant staff.

New Publications & Services


Publications related to fish, fisheries and aquaculture.

Journal Reprints

Two new journal reprints on E. coli and in situ-measured primary reproduction in Lake Superior are available along with seven publications on fish, fisheries, and aquaculture.


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