Kieran Smith

Minnesota Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension Associate Kieran Smith
Professional Title
Aquaculture Extension Associate

What I do for Sea Grant

  • Coordinate and consult on specific aquaculture/fisheries projects
  • Provide aquaculture expertise to Minnesota fish producers
  • Communicate technical aquaculture/fisheries information to the public


Ph.D. - Fisheries and Aquatic Biology (in progress)
University of Minnesota
M.S. - Biology/Marine Science
Florida Atlantic University
B.A. - Biology
Florida Atlantic University

Outreach Projects

The Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC) is a three-year (2019-2022) project to create a regionwide group to foster relevant, science-based initiatives that support aquaculture industries.

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant program is developing producer-scale methods for raising Yellow Perch fish from egg to market size in a

Fish is recognized as a healthy source of protein, beneficial fats, and micronutrients leading the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recommend that adults ea

Featured Stories

Our January 2023 extension column is by MNSG Aquaculture Extension Associate Kieran Smith and is an update on Minnesota Sea Grant’s Egg-to-Market Yellow Perch Project.

Our August 2022 Extension Column highlights MNSG's Egg-to-Market Yellow Perch project. Above, two Yellow Perch that are less than 2 inches total length, both appearing to wonder who that good-looking fish is in the reflection.

Image credit: Kieran Smith/MNSG