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.

Upcoming Events

News Releases

Minnesota Sea Grant extension educators will be presenting at the 153rd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 20-24, 2023, i