Aquaculture And You



A comprehensive guide to an intriguing subject, this series provides an in-depth primer for anyone interested in aquaculture.


  • So You Want To Be a Fish Farmer

    21/08/2012 Duração: 23min

    This episode provides information and useful tips for anyone interested in getting into the promising field of freshwater aquaculture and aquaponics. Experienced experts share their insights on how to successfully launch an aquacultural venture of your own.

  • A Visit To Bell Aquaculture

    21/08/2012 Duração: 14min

    Take an audio tour of Bell Aquaculture in Indiana, where the aquaculture of the future is being accomplished today. President Norman McCowan describes in detail the operations of this large-scale, vertically-integrated aquaculture farm and processing facility, where the long-term research of UW's Sea Grant has combined with private initiative to provide good jobs and a sustainable food resource for the Indiana economy.

  • The Fishmongers - Part 3 - Whole Foods Market

    19/07/2012 Duração: 14min

    Steve Eriksen from Whole Foods explains how meticulous Whole Foods Market is in establishing and maintaining renewable and safe sources for healthy seafood, how aquacultural products are verified for the store, and why it is important for people to understand and support sustainable aquaculture.

  • Worry-free Fish: Contaminants and Aquaculture

    19/07/2012 Duração: 19min

    Due to highly-publicized findings about some poorly-run farms, many people associate aquaculture with contaminated fish and unsustainable husbandry practices. This episode explains what you need to know to make safe choices about fish, and also why you don't need to worry about contaminants in cultured fish that are raised in the United States. Issues regarding feed are addressed, and special attention is given to recent efforts to raise walleye in aquaculture.

  • The Fishmongers - Part 2 - Metcalfe's Markets

    17/07/2012 Duração: 20min

    Along with being Chief Food Officer, Leah Caplan is also a chef. In this episode she details Metcalfe's innovative approach to providing sustainable seafood for their customers. Along the way, she offers some interesting recipes and tips for preparing fish that will probably make you hungry.

  • Aquaponics

    16/07/2012 Duração: 21min

    Aquaculture specialists Jim Held and Chris Hartleb share their knowledge about this exciting trend in modern aquaculture, and why Wisconsin is playing such a large role in expanding the field.

  • The Fishmongers - Part 1 - The Willy Street Co-op

    16/07/2012 Duração: 18min

    The Seafood Center provides seafood for the Willy Street Co-op, and their customers have particular expectations that must be met by the fishmongers who work there. Craig Hopkins gives us an in-depth look at his work and demonstrates his thorough knowledge of seafood in this in-store interview.

  • Culturing Perch

    15/07/2012 Duração: 17min

    Yellow perch present significant hurdles to aquaculturists but also promise rich rewards for those who can master the art of raising them. Aquaculture specialists Jim Held, Chris Hartleb, Fred Binkowski and Jim Hurley share their knowledge about the science of culturing yellow perch.

  • What Happened to the Great Lakes Perch?

    15/07/2012 Duração: 23min

    Human impact on the Great Lakes has forever changed the original ecosystem and has led to profound changes in the fisheries that have developed there. The history of the yellow perch fishery and many others is detailed, in particular the mysterious decline of the once-massive stocks of yellow perch.

  • The Blue Revolution

    28/05/2012 Duração: 16min

    This episode picks up in the 1950s and 1960s, when new technologies made the practice of fish farming much more practical. The podcast explains the launching of the "Blue Revolution" that was intended to do for fish farming what the "Green Revolution" had done for agriculture. The key technological developments are explained, the the first attempts at a second major wave of international aquaculture are chronicled, in particular the founding of Sea Grant.

  • The Roots of a Crisis

    28/05/2012 Duração: 20min

    This podcast looks at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on commercial fishing, and how the technological advances of the 19th century began to stress wild fish populations. This led to the development of fish hatcheries, and a renewed interest in the propagation of fish. The origins of marine science and fisheries management are covered up to the mid-20th century, and the episode shows how all these things influenced the development of today's aquaculture.

  • Taming the Fish

    28/05/2012 Duração: 21min

    This podcast introduces the broad subject of raising fish for food, explaining why aquaculture is so important for the future of America's food supply, and why learning about aquaculture is so empowering. The early origins of aquaculture are revealed, with a review of ancient aqua cultural practices in China, Rome, and medieval Europe. The first scientific approaches to aquaculture are discussed, leading up to the start of the Industrial Revolution.