By Carol Deptolla
Maybe you've noticed a new fish in town. Wisconsin ivory char popped up in specials in August at Harbor House in Milwaukee and at Sebastian's in Caledonia.
Actually, it's a new name, but the fish raised by Aqua Terra Farms of Bristol is arctic char; it's being marketed as ivory char because the flesh is paler than the typical ruddy flesh of arctic char. Aqua Terra's fish also is sold locally as arctic char at Empire Fish, the Wauwatosa wholesaler and retail shop.
While Aqua Terra finishes construction for its tanks — and greenhouses, for its aquaponic system — in Kenosha County, the fish are being raised at a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point research facility in Bayfield.