As director of UW-Stevens Point’s Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility, Professor Chris Hartleb is helping to lead the college lead in research, development and education of sustainable aquaculture. The state-of the-art, dynamic facility, in Bayfield, Wis., showcases new advances in aquaculture system technology such as sustainable land-based recirculating aquaculture.
Professor Hartleb oversees the aquaculture minor at UWSP. As aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of food production globally, he is proud the Biology Department was the first in Wisconsin to offer an aquaculture minor program.
“We have a world-class aquaculture facility where our student researchers and interns have a 90 percent job placement rate following graduation”.
– Chris Hartleb
Hartleb instructs courses in not only aquaculture, but also fisheries, aquaponics and controlled environmental agriculture.
-American Fisheries Society – Education & Fish Culture sections
-World Aquaculture Society
-U.S. Aquaculture Society
-Wisconsin Aquaculture Association
-Wisconsin Aquaculture Industry Advisory Council
-USDA/North Central Regional Aquaculture Center
- UW Regent Scholar Grant Program (2015)
When he was growing up, he wanted to be a pro bass angler.