Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)?
GLAC is a federally funded project that seeks to create a new Great Lakes region wide collaboration that can support an environmentally responsible, competitive, and sustainable aquaculture industry in the Great Lakes region through relevant, science-based initiatives.
Who are the participants of the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative?
The GLAC project is composed of Sea Grant extension educators and university researchers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois-Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania. The interdisciplinary GLAC will address barriers and develop opportunities for aquaculture in the Great Lakes region.
What are the Goals of GLAC?
The project’s primary goal is to provide relevant, science-based initiatives that support an environmentally responsible, competitive, and sustainable aquaculture industry in the Great Lakes region.
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COVID-19 Aquaculture Information
- Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied businesses (Virginia Tech and Ohio State Universities)
- NOAA Fisheries Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (NOAA Fisheries) Provides updated information on the COVID-19 virus and what programs are available through NOAA to assist stakeholders. The page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Eat Midwest Fish is an online resource hub that educates consumers about sustainable aquaculture in the Midwest.
Eat Wisconsin Fish is your source for information about food fish that are commercially harvested or farmed in Wisconsin.
FreshFishFinder.org was developed in the fall-winter of 2020 and launched in 2021 to meet a need to directly connect fish producers with consumers after the disruption of traditional markets (especially restaurants) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Great Lakes Aquaculture Resources
- Michigan: Michigan Sea Grant Aquaculture
- Minnesota: 2017 Minnesota Sea Grant Aquaculture Workshop summary
- Wisconsin: Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility, UW-Stevens Point
Great Lakes State Aquaculture Associations
NOAA Aquaculture Resources
- 10-Year Sea Grant Aquaculture Vision
- NOAA Aquaculture Library. Explore aquaculture resources such as policy updates, newsletters, and fact sheets.
- 2020 The State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture Sustainability in Action
- American Fisheries Society – Fish Culture Section
- National Aquaculture Association
- Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Network
- U.S. Aquaculture Society
- World Aquaculture Society