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Welcome and Introduction
John A. Downing, Director, Minnesota Sea Grant

John's research and teaching dossiers concern many aspects of the aquatic sciences. His 150+ peer-reviewed books and journal articles cover diverse topics in limnology, marine science, environmental economics, and terrestrial ecology. He has founded and run several small businesses in the U.S. and Canada and has a long-standing record of success in securing research funding from federal, state, provincial, and local agencies. His family has conserved and managed a shore-habitat and forest area in northern Minnesota for 108 years.


The Role of the USDA in Aquaculture: An Overview
Caird Rexroad III, National Program Leader for Aquaculture, USDA Agriculture Research Service

Caird has served in various roles since joining ARS in 1998 where his primary research focused on the use of molecular genetics in breeding programs seeking to improve production efficiencies of agriculture animals. He currently works in the Office of National Programs and oversees an aquaculture research portfolio that includes 10 laboratories across the nation. He has a B.S. in biology from Abilene Christian University and a Ph.D. in genetics from Texas A&M University.


National Challenges in Aquaculture
Carole Engle, Manager, Engle-Stone Aquatic$

Carole has worked in aquaculture research, extension and teaching for more than 35 years, primarily through the lens of her expertise in economics and marketing. She has worked closely with aquaculture businesses around the world and values the contributions that science has made to the growth and development of successful aquaculture businesses. She is the editor of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.


Increasing Farmed Fish Production: Prioritizing Production Strategies and Species
Steven Summerfelt, Director, Aquaculture Systems Research, Freshwater Institute, The Conservation Fund

Steve is a professional engineer and holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering (environmental emphasis) and M.S. and B.S. degrees in chemical engineering. He is one of five recipients of the Aquacultural Engineering Society Award of Excellence. He is working on innovative technologies to increase farmed fish production in closedcontainment systems that practically eliminate water pollution, minimize water use, improve freshness and safety and allow the farm to be located adjacent to the market.


Production Strategies and Species
Chris Hartleb, Director, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Aquaponics Innovation Center, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Chris has been a professor of fisheries biology, water resources, and sustainable and resilient food systems at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for the past 21 years. He has a B.S. in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.S. in zoology from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in fish ecology from the University of Maine. He also coordinates the aquaculture minor and professional aquaponics certificate programs at UW-Stevens Point.


Research and Information Needs
Chris Hartleb, Director, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Aquaponics Innovation Center, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Chris has been a professor of fisheries biology, water resources, and sustainable and resilient food systems at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for the past 21 years. He has a B.S. in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.S. in zoology from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in fish ecology from the University of Maine. He also coordinates the aquaculture minor and professional aquaponics certificate programs at UW-Stevens Point.


Increasing Farmed Fish Production: Prioritizing Research and Needs
Steven Summerfelt, Director, Aquaculture Systems Research, Freshwater Institute, The Conservation Fund

Steve is a professional engineer and holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering (environmental emphasis) and M.S. and B.S. degrees in chemical engineering. He is one of five recipients of the Aquacultural Engineering Society Award of Excellence. He is working on innovative technologies to increase farmed fish production in closedcontainment systems that practically eliminate water pollution, minimize water use, improve freshness and safety and allow the farm to be located adjacent to the market.


Perspectives on Aquaculture Policy, Regulatory and Food-Security Issues
Carole Engle, Manager, Engle-Stone Aquatic$

35 years, primarily through the lens of her expertise in economics and marketing. She has worked closely with aquaculture businesses around the world and values the contributions that science has made to the growth and development of successful aquaculture businesses. She is the editor of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.


Lake Superior Bait Fish
(Lakes & Streams 101)

Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries and Aquaculture Educator and Minnesota Sea Grant Director, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about the aquaculture of baitfish in Minnesota.


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