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Aquaculture in Ohio

1:22 pm, Thu August 4, 2022 – Ohio Sea Grant's work in aquaculture encompasses research, education and outreach for fish farmers and the public

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Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative Webinars

Fish to Fork: Cooking Great Lakes Fish, April 28, 2021

Preparing fish at home may seem intimidating, but you can do it! Seafood is an important and nutritious source of protein we can all benefit from in our diets. This webinar will show you how to choose, prepare (from whole to fillet), and cook fish so you can take advantage of great fish in the Great Lakes. You’ll also learn about resources to find the freshest fish from commercial fisheries and fish farms in the region.

Fish to Fork: Grilling in the Great Lakes, June 23, 2021

Preparing fish at home may seem intimidating, but you can do it! Seafood is an important and nutritious source of protein we can all benefit from in our diets. This webinar will show you how to choose, prepare and grill seafood kebabs using trout, catfish and shrimp so you can take advantage of great seafood in the Great Lakes. You’ll also learn important food safety information, from buying, storing and preparing fish and other seafood safely to putting away your leftovers properly.

Fish Health on the Farm: What Can I Do and Resources When It’s Beyond Me, September 22, 2021

Join the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative and Ohio Sea Grant for a webinar about identifying fish health problems, what you can do on the farm to prevent and treat problems, and when to ask for help from a vet or diagnostics lab! Our speakers will help you determine when a problem is beyond you and it’s time to ask for help.

Fishy Finances: Tips for Funding Your Fish Farm, November 17, 2021

A common hurdle for small to mid-sized fish farms is financing the operation. Have no fear, the GLAC team is here to help! Join us with a panel of experts to discuss your options, whether you are a potential producer looking for start-up capital or an experienced producer looking to expand or improve your operation.

Finding Fish for Food or Fun: Exploring the Great Lakes Fresh Fish Finder, May 26, 2022

Ever wonder what types of businesses produce or harvest fish in your state? Or how you can find them? Take a five-minute tour of six different businesses you can find on the Great Lakes Fresh Fish Finder to discover the answer!


Freshwater Science Webinar Series

Freshwater Science: Fungal-Like Disease Detection in Aquaculture Operations, May 19, 2022

Dr. Vipa Phuntumart and her team at Bowling Green State University have developed a method to detect Saprolegnia, a fungal-like pathogen that can result in an estimated loss of $40 million to U.S. aquaculture operations every year, in water samples from fish farms. This way, the fish can be treated with eco-friendly options before they show symptoms.


Articles and Stories

Sea Grant Launches New Great Lakes Fresh Fish Finder Website

Are you looking for local, fresh fish caught and raised by producers in the Great Lakes region? Check out the Great Lakes FreshFishFinder.org. Created by Minnesota Sea Grant and the Sea Grant programs in Illinois-Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Vermont/Lake Champlain and Wisconsin, this new website features businesses where consumers can buy wild-caught and farmed fish and shellfish to eat, for stocking ponds, to use as bait and for ornamental purposes.

Virtual Fish Farm Tours Bring Accessible Aquaculture Information to the Great Lakes

Put on by the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative, which includes Sea Grant programs in all of the Great Lakes states, the 2021 Great Lakes Aquaculture Days offered video tours of successful fish farms in Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, New York and Wisconsin, along with interviews with the owners and other aquaculture professionals.

Sea Grant Microbiology Research Supports Ohio Aquaculture

Aquaculture is a growing industry in Ohio and the Great Lakes region, providing farm-raised seafood ranging from crawfish to walleye. And just like land-based farms, fish farmers spend a lot of time making sure their animals are healthy. Ohio Sea Grant researchers at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) are helping with that.

ARTICLE TITLE: Aquaculture in Ohio PUBLISHED: 1:22 pm, Thu August 4, 2022
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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also produces online events like the Freshwater Science webinar series and other outreach events, and manages social media for Ohio Sea Grant.

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