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.
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!
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.
Steve Bortone, Minnesota Sea Grant Director from 2006-2009, shares an insider's account of the oil spill in the gulf.
Minnesota Sea Grant staff take on new responsibilities and earn prestigious awards.
Jami Sloan, a graduate student in biosciences at UMD, won the annual American Fisheries Society – Minnesota Chapter’s award for best student paper.
Sumptuous fish recipes are worth the effort.
Rain water—and the sediments and pollutants it carries—is reduced by the ever popular rain barrels taking the Northland by storm.
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.
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.