Government agencies in the Great Lakes region are responsible for managing fisheries as a natural resource, which includes growing fish in aquaculture systems to subsequently stock them into public waters. Although the Great Lakes region is renowned for recreational fishing, preliminary data shows that only 16% of fish consumers in the region catch fish for consumption. Most consumers access fish by purchasing it either in a grocery store or at a restaurant. Both of these sources obtain their seafood from the commercial fishing or aquaculture industries, and are often located outside of the Great Lakes region and overseas. Consider joining our session as we create a shared understanding about aquaculture, provide examples of public-private partnerships, and discuss opportunities to collaboratively support a sustainable aquaculture industry in the Great Lakes region.

Supported by:

  • Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative


  • Lauren Jescovitch, Michigan Sea Grant & MSU Extension, [email protected]
  • Titus Seilheimer, Wisconsin Sea Grant
  • Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant & MSU Extension
  • Amy Schrank, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program
  • Donald Schreiner, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program