Tours and Technical Assistance
Since opening the doors in 2006, the
facility has hosted tours and workshops with thousands of people from all over
The facility has provided
technical assistance to hundreds of phone calls, emails, and tours annually looking
for help with raising fish. This translates to a handfull of calls and tours per week to help
aquaculturists from all over the country solve various problems at their
facilities. Technical assistance is also provided through aquaculture site visits to better assist farmers.
Staff also work
closely with local schools inviting them to come for a hands-on tour which includes dissection, sampling various fish species, helping with specific research projects and data analysis, depending on the ages of students.
The facility has helped to integrate aquaculture
and aquaponics systems into local schools' curriculums. Because of the strong connection with the facility, Bayfield, Washburn and Ashland High Schools now have operating aquaponics systems with the fish, and various materials and technical assistance provided by the facility.
Read more about the schools aqauponics systems...