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$21 million
Economic activity generated by the Wisconsin aquaculture industry
2,600
Number of registered fish farms in Wisconsin supported by NADF
450
Wisconsin Aquaculture jobs created and retained with help from NADF
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Spotlight

Commercialization of Walleye
Learn about UWSP NADF new project funded by Wisconsin Sea Grant to advance the commercialization of walleye aquaculture in short project video.
Article in Aquaculture Magazine
UWSP NADF and partners featured in Aquaculture Magazine for the national collaboration, Recircualting Aquacutlure Salmon Network, bringing in experts to build capacity of sustainable production of Atlantic salmon.
New Publication
UWSP NADF and partners incuding The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute have published results on investigating treatments to lower Atlantic salmon fry mortalities from opportunistic infections
Catch Up on Facility & Aquaculture News
New Staff, Internship Opportunity, Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Website Live, Recent publication and more...

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Importance of Aquaculture...

Aquaculture, or the culture of aquatic organisms, is currently the fastest growing segment of food production globally and now supports over 50% of the global demand for seafood. With the world’s population increasing and the high demand for seafood, aquaculture is working to meet the demand with wild caught fisheries. UW-Stevens Point is leading the Midwest for research, development and education of sustainable aquaculture which is protecting and preserving wild fish populations and providing safe, healthy seafood for a growing world.

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The UWSP NADF...

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility is the university's northern most campus located in Bayfield, Wis. The facility's mission is to promote public education and advance the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge for sustainable aquaculture in a northern climate. 

NADF is a one-of-a-kind facility in the midwest and joins only a handful in the U.S. The state-of the-art, dynamic facility, showcases new advances in aquaculture system technology such as sustainable land based recirculating aquaculture, while also providing traditional aquaculture systems such as flow through raceways and outdoor ponds for industry based research projects.  

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An Incubator for Public/Private Partnerships...

Demonstration, assistance and research conducted at the facility is used by Wisconsin firms to expand their businesses. Examples of public/private partnerships include:

PartnereRiverence, LLC Logo.jpgd with Superior Fresh, LLC ., Hixton, Wis., to advance the company's sustainable production of Atlantic salmon reared in recirculating aquaculture systems. Superior Fresh, LLC is the world's largest aquaponics facility and has partnered with UWSP NADF for technical assistance, demonstration and cold water species expertise to advance their facility and operations. UWSP is also partnering to provide interns, technicians and further support staff.  

 

Riverence, LLC Logo.jpgPartnered with Riverence, LLC. in Washington, to advance land based, sustainable production of Atlantic salmon as a food fish species in water recirculating systems worldwide. Working cooperatively with Riverence, UWSP NADF reared a mature broodstock of a specific strain known as the Cascades, which has shown great potential for aquaculture. The fish will provide a future supply of eggs to fuel the demand for sustainable, land based, farm reared Atlantic salmon in Wisconsin and around the world.

RWLogo.jpgPartnered with Rushing Waters Fisheries, LLC., Palmyra, Wis., to demonstrate and incorporate water reuse aquaculture systems and technology. Rushing Waters is the largest rainbow trout producer in the state and has been in operation since the 1940's.


 

 

Become Part Of The Recirculating Aquaculture Movement

The UW-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility is recognized as an international leader in recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology. This technology operates with significantly less water than a traditional flow-through facility. Demonstration projects at the facility show how RAS technology is environmentally responsible and sustainable for the future of aquaculture. 

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