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Food-Fish Aquaculture in Minnesota: A Synthesis of the 26-27 April 2017 Workshop

By Sharon M. Moen, Donald R. Schreiner, Jessica Coburn, Nicholas Jacob

This synthesis supports a vision of developing an economically viable and sustainable food-fish aquaculture industry in Minnesota while minimizing risk to natural aquatic systems. It captures the main points discussed by presenters, panel members and participants at a first-ever workshop to address the status, trends and future for raising food-fish such as Walleye, trout and shrimp in Minnesota. Though the food-fish aquaculture and aquaponics industries are presently limited by Minnesota's winters, the potential for their growth in Minnesota, with accompanying increases in local economies and jobs, is exciting.

This synthesis addresses the overarching workshop question: Can an environmentally responsible and sustainable food-fish aquaculture industry be established in Minnesota?

It also follows the three workshop themes:

  • Prioritize production strategies and species for food-fish aquaculture and aquaponics in Minnesota.
  • Identify research needs and information gaps to address for successful food fish aquaculture and aquaponics in Minnesota, and other Upper Midwestern states.
  • Identify policy and regulatory issues to promote food security and an environmentally responsible aquaculture and aquaponics program in Minnesota.
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  • Published: November 2017
  • Genre: Proceedings from Event
  • Minnesota Sea Grant product number: A26
  • Format: Printed Material
  • Free


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