Aquaculture Industry Sees Growth

posted Jul 10, 2017, 5:33 AM by Ryan Quinn
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - After a 10-year lull, Wisconsin's aquaculture industry is seeing growth with new farms raising fish destined for the dinner plate.  

Chris Hartleb, a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point biology professor who's tracked the state's aquaculture industry, says there has been a resurgence in the past three years with new businesses, often run by a younger generation, opening up.  

Legislation was introduced last year that eased regulations for the state's aquaculture industry in an effort to spur the growth of more fish farming and aquaponics facilities.