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The aquaculture industry in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region is not large compared to other areas in the United States, but the industry here is highly diversified, and the region has the water and land resources needed for significant growth. Aquaculture in Wisconsin is growing at a rate of more than 10 percent per year and has an annual value of almost $9 million. In the Great Lakes region, the commercial aquaculture business has a gross value of more than $76 million and produces more than 50 species of fish.

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The Aquaculture Network Information Center (AquaNIC) is the gateway to the world's electronic resources for aquaculture information. Goals include providing access to all national and international aquaculture information, increasing the quantity and quality of electronic information available to the aquaculture industry and providing self-paced instruction to the aquaculture industry.

The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is one of the five Regional Aquaculture Centers established by Congress.The mission of the Regional Aquaculture Centers is to support aquaculture research, development, demonstration, and extension education to enhance viable and profitable U.S. aquaculture which will benefit consumers, producers, service industries, and the American economy.

North Central Aquaculture Regional Extension Facilitator
NCAREF is a user-friendly resource for current and potential aquaculturists of the North Central and Great Lakes Region. This web site contains publications, state Aquaculture Associations’ contact information, references, a discussion group, bulletin board, general surveys, announcements, and calendars of events.

Sea Grant Aquaculture
UW Sea Grant has been delivering expert advice on aquaculture and encouraging the development of new commercial aquaculture enterprises in Wisconsin since the 1970s. The site includes FAQs, research, photos and more.

Sea Grant Aquaculture Publications
Visit the Sea Grant Publications Store for additional aquaculture publications. Many are available as PDF files for free download.

USDA Aquaculture
The US Department of Agriculture provides information on aquaculture research programs, data and statistics, market trends and monitoring as well as providing links to additional resources for aquaculture information.

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