Our GLAC presentations are grouped by Business, Cooking Seafood, Fish Biology, Marketing, and Production Methods.


Video of the Month

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Image credit: H. Cullen

We’re excited to announce a new feature of the GLAC website called Video of the Month! Each month we will feature an informational video that addresses the needs of new or aspiring fish farmers in the Great Lakes region. We hope you’ll check in monthly to view our new selections!

June 2022 Video of the Month
Title: Tour of Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
Presenter: Shana Ramsey, fisheries interpreter, Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsoring organization(s): Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Description: This 28-minute video provides an overview of how a typical state fish hatchery is operated. The mission of most state hatcheries is to provide fish for recreational anglers and to help restore wild populations. Presenters describe the species reared, rearing techniques, broodstock collection, and reasons for stocking. This specific hatchery raises both cool water (Walleye) and cold water (Chinook Salmon) species.
Target audience: Folks interested in how and why state hatcheries are operated will gain an understanding of their mission. Although each hatchery is unique, many hatcheries in the Great Lakes Region are operated similarly to the Wolf Lake Hatchery. Commercial food fish producers may also find the video of interest since it covers how a large aquaculture facility is operated.

Business

Fishy Finances: Tips for Funding your Fish Farm
Presenter: Joan Benjamin, farmer rancher grant program coordinator and associate regional coordinator, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).
Date: November 17, 2021; Steve Nehrig, Farm Credit Mid-America; Tim Sullivan, national program leader of animal production systems, USDA NIFA.
Link to flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant extension educator and aquaculture & LEARN coordinator.
Host: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

Aquaculture Business Planning 101: Aquaculture Can Be Successful But …
Presenter: Carole Engle, Engle-Stone Aquatic$ LLC
Date: October 27, 2020
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Stuart Carlton, assistant director, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Host: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

Great Lakes Aquaculture Day (GLAD)
Date:
October 10, 2020
GLAD agenda and session webinar recordings

Host: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic
Date: April 3, 2020
Factsheet
Link to recording of webinar

Cooking Seafood

Fish to Fork: Grilling in the Great Lakes
Presenters: Lauren Jescovitch, Michigan Sea Grant, Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant, Sharon Moen, Wisconsin Sea Grant.
Date: June 23, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant, wright.1128@osu.edu

Fish to Fork: Cooking Great Lakes Fish
Presenters: Peter Fritsch, Rushing Waters Fisheries, Titus Seilheimer, Wisconsin Sea Grant.
Date: April 28, 2021
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, aquaculture extension educator, Ohio Sea Grant

Fish Biology

Fish Health in the Midwest
Presenters: Jennifer Kinney, Four County Veterinary Services, Stephen Reichley, Mississippi State University
Date: April 17, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Matthew Smith, extension aquaculture program director, Ohio State University, CFAES

Fish Health on the Farm: What Can I Do and Resources When It’s Beyond Me
Presenters: Bob Rode, Purdue University, Myron Kebus, State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and William Keleher, Kennebec River Biosciences
Date: September 22, 2021
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant extension educator, wright.1128@osu.edu.

Marketing

Bird’s-Eye View of the Pond to Plate Supply Chain
Presenters: Simone Valle de Souza
Date:
February 9, 2022
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

What Buyers Want: Exploring Market Channels
Presenters: Stacy Schultz, Fortune Fish, Chef Jeff, Fox Valley Tech, Paul Hitchens, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Date:
April 20, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Transparency From Farm to Market
Presenters: Jeff Waite and Angie Snyder, USDA Agricultural Marketing
Date: March 24, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Foodfish Markets: Identifying and Approaching Buyers
Presenters:
Amy Shambach, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Doug and Jenni Blackburn, Fresh Harvest Farm, Ivory Harlow, Ohio Farm Bureau, Kwamena Quagrainie, Purdue University
Date:
March 13, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Matt Smith, extension aquaculture program director, Ohio State University, CFAES

Taking Seafood Social: Sharing your story and making connections through online platforms
Presenter
: Lisa D. Tossey, Maryland Sea Grant
Date: December 15, 2020
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar

Tips & Resources
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Host: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

So You Want to Sell Your Fish? Here’s Your Checklist
Presenter: Kwamena Quagrainie, Purdue University
Date: November 24, 2020
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Production Methods

Finding Fish for Food or Fun: Exploring the Great Lakes Fresh Fish Finder
Presenter: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative
Date: 
May 26, 2022
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant extension educator, wright.1128@osu.edu.

Largemouth Bass Workshop
Presenters:
James Tidwell and Shawn Coyle, Kentucky State University, Giovanni Molinari and Paul Hitchens, Southern Illinois University
Date: April 24, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar (1)
Link to recording of webinar (2)
Link to recording of webinar (3)
Link to recording of webinar (4)

Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

Alternative Production Systems: In-Pond Raceways
Presenter: Jesse Chappell, retired, Auburn University
Date: 
April 23, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: National Aquaculture Association, naa@thenaa.net

The Basics of Bio Planning: How to Streamline Fish Production at Your Farm
Presenter: Travis May, Freshwater Institute aquaculture production manager.
Date: March 9, 2022
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
Co-hosts: North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, & Illinois Extension.

Video of the Month Archive

December 2021 Video of the Month
Title: Seafood Farming: Not Just for Saltwater
Presenter: Carole Engle, PhD, adjunct faculty, Virginia Tech University, Engle-Stone Aquatic$ LLC, Gary Fornshell, extension professor emeritus, University of Idaho, Aquaculture Results LLC.
Sponsoring organization(s): Aquarium of the Pacific.
Description: This 48-minute video gives an overview of freshwater aquaculture in the United States. It covers the history, present production techniques, challenges, and prospects for future growth of freshwater aquaculture in the U.S.
Target audience: Folks interested in a better understanding of freshwater aquaculture in the U.S. will find this video interesting. The experienced presenters describe the challenges facing freshwater aquaculture.

January 2022 Video of the Month
Title: Aquaculture System Types and Species in the North Central Region
Presenter: Emma Hauser, aquaculture outreach and education specialist, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Wisconsin Sea Grant
Sponsoring organization(s): University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Wisconsin Sea Grant
Description: This video presentation was part of Great Lakes Aquaculture Day 2020, sponsored by GLAC. It was among the highest rated presentations from the event. The 18-minute video highlights the variety of aquaculture systems used in the Great Lakes region with specific comments on each system.
Target audience: The video may be of greatest interest to folks exploring aquaculture as a potential business or new farmers trying to determine which production system may work best for their farm.

February 2022 Video of the Month
Title: Introduction to Components and Design Basics
Presenter: Huy Tran, senior biologist and co-owner of Aquatic Equipment & Design, Inc.
Sponsoring organization(s): Alabama A&M and Auburn University Extension, and the National Aquaculture Association.
Description: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), have become very popular for use in aquaculture over the last 10 years. This 50-minute webinar with 10 minutes of Q&A provides a general overview and component selection options and functions including where and how to integrate specific pieces of equipment into a RAS design. Various uses and scaling of RAS systems are also discussed.
Target audience: The video is relevant to potential, new, and experienced aquaculture producers interested in a better understanding of RAS systems, how they work, what the advantages and disadvantages are, and how they can be used in various applications.

March 2022 Video of the Month
Title: What You Need to Know About Biosecurity
Presenter: Roy P. E. Yanong, professor and extension veterinarian, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, IFAS/University of Florida
Sponsoring organization(s): National Aquaculture Association, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, and U.S. Aquaculture Society.
Description: Biosecurity is a critical part of any aquaculture facilities management plan. This 55-minute webinar describes general principles and strategies to minimize risks aquaculture producers face. Examples based on selected species and production systems are provided.
Target audience: This video will be of interest to those exploring how to start an aquaculture operation and for aquaculture producers planning to build or expand an aquaculture facility. Those presently operating an aquaculture facility may also be interested in reducing fish health risk by incorporating additional biosecurity techniques as described in the video.

April 2022 Video of the Month
Title: How to Do It Yourself
Presenter: D. Allen Pattillo, fisheries and aquaculture specialist, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center.
Sponsoring organization(s): National Aquaculture Association, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, and U.S. Aquaculture Society.
Description: This 55-minute webinar introduces the topic of aquaponics, the coupling of aquaculture with hydroponics or growing fish and plants together. It explores the design and management of a system that can be operated at the hobby level or can be scaled up to a commercial operation. In addition, economic viability, food safety, and environmental suitability are discussed.
Target audience: This video will be of interest to those exploring how to start an aquaponics operation as a hobby or as a commercial business. It provides information for those interested in aquaponics production methods, systems, operational management, and products.

May 2022 Video of the Month
Title: Fish Hauling and Transport- Equipment and Techniques
Presenter: Greg Fischer, facilities operations manager, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration.
Sponsoring organization(s): University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Wisconsin Sea Grant
Description: Fish transportation is an important and at times overlooked aspect of aquaculture. This 12-minute video presentation describes basic information on the transportation and stocking of fish. It provides a hands-on demonstration of what equipment and techniques are necessary to successfully transport fish.
Target audience: This video would interest both new and experienced producers in the aquaculture and bait industries that transport, sell, and stock fish. It may also be useful for those that are purchasing fish from other producers so they can critically evaluate the equipment and techniques used by their supplier for fish transportation.