Operational funding for NADF is derived from tribal gaming revenue, not Wisconsin taxpayers. Grant and private funding is used to conduct individual research projects.

Funded Projects



The UW-Stevens Point aquaculture program and NADF has been awarded over $4 million in federal and private grant funds to support and advance Wisconsin Aqua-business (Aquaculture and Aquaponics). These projects involve scientific and technological entrepreneurship that impacts education, applied research, commercialization, new venture creation and regional economic development. Throughout the year, our projects also include tours and technical assistance as well as technical presentations.






>Past Project Reports can be found on the Publications Tab

Project List


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Impact of Starter Microdiets for Raising Saugeye Fry for Great Lakes Aquaculture



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Supporting Wisconsin Aquaculture by Assessing the Marketing Needs of Producers and Perceptions of Consumers About Eating Locally Farmed Fish




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WI Aquaculture Conference 2018: Collaboration of Wisconsin Aquaculture Association and UWSP NADF




Aquaculture/Aquaponics Boot Camp Phase II


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Optimizing Walleye Stocking Density and Nutrient Recycling in Traditional and Integrated Aquaculture Systems





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Sub-Lethal Effects of Sea Lamprey Parasitism on Lake Trout





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Workforce Training & Education for Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Great Lakes Aquaculture


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Effects of Aquaculture Drugs on Nitrogen Oxidation of Biofilters of RAS


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Partial Recirculating Aquaculture System 


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Walleye for Food & Stocking-Small Business Innovative Research Partnership and Advance Matching Grant



Depth Selection in Lake Trout Morphotypes



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Research on Morphotypic Diversity of Lake Superior Lake Trout



Temperature Manipulation on Arctic Char Performance 




WI Walleye Initiative Cooperative Projects



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Develop Systems & Diet Strategies to Reduce Yellow Perch Larval Mortality


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Production and Economic Evaluations of New Technologies for Raising Yellow perch Fingerlings 



Development of Lake Herring Propagation Techniques




Aquaculture & Aquaponic Economic Development and Innovation



GIS-based Analysis of Sustainable Domestic Aquaculture Development in Wisconsin 


Local School Aquaculture and Aquaponics