Fish farming practices, and federal designation sought for water trail

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
The Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac, Wis.
The Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac, Wis., looking south, on June 11, 2021. Bill Martens/WPR

Fish farming Wisconsin involves species and practices that differ from aquaculture operations elsewhere. We’ll get a state and global view. Then, we’ll talk about the new Great Pinery Heritage Waterway and what it means for Wisconsin River paddlers.

Featured in this Episode

  • Fish farming may have exceeded fish harvesting from the wild for the first time

    In 2022, possibly for the first time, more of the world’s fish were farmed than harvested in the wild. We’re joined by a research professor at John Hopkins University and assistant director of a Wisconsin aquaculture research facility to talk about the latest fish farming practices.

  • National designation sought for Great Pinery Heritage Waterway

    The 108-mile Great Pinery Heritage Waterway could receive national attention and resources to further boost paddling on the Wisconsin River. We’re joined by Bill Bertram of the Wausau and Marathon County Parks Foundation and Rutabaga Paddlesports owner Darren Bush.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Dave Love Guest
  • Tyler Firkus Guest
  • William Bertram Guest
  • Darren Bush Guest
  • Jill Nadeau Executive Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Jeff Robbins Technical Director