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Eat Wisconsin Fish is sponsored by Wisconsin Sea Grant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wisconsin Sea Grant supports scientific research, education and outreach to foster the wise use, conservation and sustainable development of Great Lakes and coastal resources.

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The People Behind the Fish

Jesse Resac icing box of fish.
COMMERCIAL FISHERY AND RETAIL

 

There Is No Normal at Halvorson’s

With Jessica Resac, Halvorson Fisheries, Cornucopia

Hard work and being on the lake are rewarding, and I just can’t give it up. Read more

Craig Hoopman stands outside of Hoop's Dockside Fish Market.
COMMERCIAL FISHERY AND RETAIL

 

Hoop’s Provides a Window into Commercial Fishing

With Craig Hoopman, Craig Hoopman Fisheries, Bayfield

I want people to see our fishing boats coming in from the lake and our processing facility. Read more

FARM (RAINBOW TROUT) AND RETAIL

 

Sustainable Farm-to-Fork Fish at Rushing Waters

With Peter Fritsch, Rushing Waters Fisheries, Palmyra

Basically, we are just copying Mother Nature. Read more

Brandon Gottsacker of Superior Fresh in the aquaculture facility.
FARM (ATLANTIC SALMON)

 

Superior Fresh Shows Large-Scale Aquaponics Could be Food’s Future

With Brandon Gottsacker, Superior Fresh, Hixton

It’s possible to raise Atlantic salmon and leafy greens using a fraction of the land and water required on a conventional farm. Read more

Steve DeBaker stands by one of the trout ponds.
FARM (BROOK TROUT AND OTHER SPECIES)

 

A Tour of Branch River Trout Hatchery and Trout Springs Winery

With Steve DeBaker, Branch River Trout Hatchery, Greenleaf

High-quality feed and an artesian spring make for healthy, hardy fish. More

Daniel Grooms and Donny Pratt of Red Cliff Fish Company
PROCESSOR AND RETAIL

 

Red Cliff Fish Company Respects Ojibwe Traditions and Elders

With Daniel Grooms and Clarence (Donny) Pratt, Red Cliff Fish Company, Red Cliff

We are members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and we’re serving our community. Read more

Bill Bodin outside of the market where he processes and markets fresh and smoke fish.
PROCESSOR AND RETAIL

 

Bodin’s Focuses on Fresh and Local

With Bill Bodin, Bodin Fisheries, Bayfield

We’re busy packing up orders for your Friday fish fry. More

RETAIL

 

Metcalfe’s Market Knows Wisconsin Fish is a Good Catch

With Jim Meier and Brad Edmunds, Metcalfe’s Market, Madison

If we can support a local farmer or fish hatchery, that’s what we want to do. Read more