Peter Wessels

Peter Wessels
Professional Title
Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate

What I do for Sea Grant

  • Coordinate and collaborate on fisheries and aquaculture projects.
  • Work directly with aquaculture producers, anglers, and commercial and charter fishers.
  • Coordinate fisheries and aquaculture outreach events and activities.


M.A.  Fisheries Management
Dalhousie University - Halifax, Nova Scotia
B.A. International Commerce
Humboldt State University - Arcata, California

Outreach Projects was developed to meet a need to directly connect fish producers with consumers after the disruption of traditional markets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant program and partners are investigating new strategies for producing Golden Shiner fish for Minnesota’s bait industry.

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