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Sustainable Aquaculture Projects, Research, Education and Technology Advancements
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3 Nationally Funded Projects Awarded
to UWSP NADF and Partners 

 
UWSP-Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility
Fall Newsletter 2019

 
RESEARCH...

Three Projects Awarded... 

As part of a national initiative by NOAA Sea Grant, UWSP NADF and partners have been funded three aquaculture projects to promote sustainable aquaculture. They include two collaborative initiatives and one for new research opportunities.
View all NOAA SG Nationally funded projects as part of this initiative HERE...
As part of the recently funded project, to build capacity of land-based Atlantic salmon, UWSP NADF will be hosting the first-of-its-kind workshop in December to bring together industry, researchers, and further stakeholders from across the nation to discuss various land-based Atlantic salmon issues, barriers and future direction. States represented at the workshop will include; Maryland, Maine, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington.

Photos: UWSP NADF pick up salmon at Superior Fresh as part of a current project (cover photo) Atlantic salmon in a land-based recirculating system (middle and bottom photos) 

 
Purging Techniques for Atlantic Salmon...
A continuation of a current research project, funded by NOAA Sea Grant looks to overcome barriers to Atlantic salmon production. The first year of the project involved treatment options for saprolegnia observed in pre- and post- smolt salmon fingerlings. The second year, UWSP NADF will be investigating purging techniques to efficiently and effectively purge market size salmon of the off flavor caused by the harmless, geosmin bacteria. This research is also being completed with partners at The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute. 
For the project, Atlantic salmon were donated by private industry partner, Superior Fresh, LLC. (photo at right) and transported to UWSP NADF for continued rearing to market size. At this time the fish will be purged using various techniques which will be analyzed for efficiency and effectiveness to remove off-flavor. Learn more...


 
Walleye Video Manual Now Available!
UWSP NADF has created a walleye video manual, a series of instructional videos on intensive culture. The videos incorporate nearly 10 years of UWSP NADF walleye expertise, sharing the techniques, systems and management practices to raise walleye and it's hybrid, saugeye intensively. The videos will eventually be accompanied a rearing manual document that will share further information. All videos are available on UWSP NADF website HERE...
OUTREACH & EDUCATION...

Student Science Symposium hosted by Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center in Ashland brought in over 120 7th grade students and their educators from Drummond, Hurley, Mellen and Washburn, Wisconsin schools. At the UWSP NADF booth, students dove into science during a dissection activity (photo at left).
Students Raise Walleye...
UWSP NADF is gearing up aquaculture in the schools by providing walleye to students for raising in their class aquaculture and aquaponics systems. UWSP NADF also provides technical assistance, classroom visits, and facility tours to educate students and teachers on aquaculture throughout the school year. Photo at left - Washburn High School students stocking walleye into their aquaponics system.
 
Aquaculture Reports Share Consumer Perceptions and Farmer Needs...
As part of  a funded project by Wisconsin Sea Grant, partners from UW Madison, UW Stevens Point, UW Extension, UW Milwaukee and WI Sea Grant have developed two reports to promote Wisconsin Aquaculture.

The first, reports on a survey of Wisconsin consumers to gain a better understanding on perceptions of aquaculture and therefore how to best market aquaculture products. The Second, reports on a survey of Wisconsin fish farmers that provides insight to operational or marketing needs.
Consumers will find this project useful as the outreach created will better answer questions and concerns of farm raised fish. Ideally, this project will also lead to the increased availability of high quality Wisconsin farm-raised fish. Fish producers will find this project useful as they will receive information about marketing and receive programming for professional development that they indicate is most likely to help them grow their businesses. Learn More...




 
Hands on Experience for Students! Summer Internship Applications Now Available...
Undergraduates have the opportunity to gain experience and assist in on-going research projects at UWSP NADF, or at partnering facilities including Superior Fresh and Iron River National Fish Hatchery
Apply before Feb. 1, 2020! 

At Left-
Brianna Dunbar holds up a market size Atlantic salmon during her UWSP internship at Superior Fresh, LLC-world's largest aquaponics facility- Read her story and others here...
IN THE NEWS...

AQUACULTURE MAGAZINE  headlines UWSP NADF in their recent issue. The article highlights UWSP NADF mission, history, current research and future direction. Mackenzie Klemek, featured on the cover, is from Ashland, WI. Mackenzie was an intern at UWSP NADF, graduated from UW-Stevens Point, and now works at The Aquatic Facility of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Maryland. Mackenzie is one of the many student success stories as part of the workforce development, training and job placement program through UWSP NADF.
Find the article HERE...

 
VIDEO SHOWCASES UWSP NADF highlighting facility Outreach Specialist, Emma Wiermaa. This Aquaculture Outreach position is directed through UWSP NADF and strongly partnered with Wisconsin Sea Grant.
 
Video was produced by Bonnie Willison, Wisconsin Sea Grant.

 
Fischer is now UWSP NADF's Assistant Director...

Greg Fischer has worked at the UWSP NADF from the ground up, starting as Facility Operations Manager when the facility opened it's doors in 2002. Fischer has recently been promoted to Assistant Director as well as Research Programs Manager of the facility. His present responsibilities include administrative, overseeing applied research projects, facility staff, daily facility operation, grant writing, project development, data analysis and publication, technical assistance, budget and personnel management.

Greg recently traveled to Germany and Denmark, bringing back knowledge of various aquaculture species and technologies. He shares his experience below...


Aquaculture Overseas Provides Insight... 
"This fall I was able to attend the 5th Nordic RAS workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems and to share some of our walleye research work at Aquaculture Europe 2019 in Berlin, Germany with fellow percid researchers.  Aquaculture Europe was attended by over 2,700 aquaculture enthusiasts from many different countries.  There were many excellent presentations at both conferences and tradeshows that show the success of commercial aquaculture and new technologies especially recirculating aquaculture systems for many species...   
I was also fortunate to be able to tour both commercial and research facilities in Germany and Denmark that were rearing Atlantic salmon and European pike perch.  I visited the largest pike perch facility in the world in Denmark that is run by AquaPri and is successfully rearing over 1 million pounds of pike perch annually with RAS technology.  I was also able to visit rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon RAS facilities producing up to 6 million pounds of fish annually.  These were commercial facilities that have been operating for many years successfully and have proven that RAS can work.  The technology and systems I was able to see first-hand were amazing and that knowledge will help us to move things forward here at UWSP-NADF with several of our ongoing and future research projects." 
-Greg Fischer


Photos: Pike Perch RAS (top) and Rainbow Trout RAS (bottom)  facilities in Germany
Aquaculture Events  
  • North Central Regional Aquaculture Conference: February 1-2, 2020 in Columbus, OH. Topics include: Getting Started in Aquaculture, Fry & Fingerling Production, North Central Regional Updates, Fish Health & Biosecurity, Aquaponics, Shrimp Culture, Aquaculture Marketing, RAS, Regulatory Considerations, Culture Pond Management, Sunfish / Bass Culture, Nutrition and Feeding, Percid Culture, Aquaculture BMP's, Aquaculture - General. Learn More...
 
  • Aquaculture America 2020:  February 9-12 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Aquaculture America combines the US Aquaculture Society, Chapter of WAS, National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association as well as many other Aquaculture groups. Holding the meeting in Hawaii allows Aquaculture America to reach across the Pacific to share with aquaculture throughout the Asian Pacific region. Learn More...
 
  • SAVE THE DATE! Wisconsin Aquaculture Conference 2020: March 5-7th. The 25th annual conference will be held at Hotel Marshfield. Stay tuned for details. Check out last years conference, including agenda and speaker presentations HERE...
 


 

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