A chance to troll state's fish farms
With today's focus on natural, healthful and locally sourced foods, a visit to a Wisconsin fish farm offers people of all walks of life the ideal way to celebrate a quintessential summer pastime. On Saturday, July 19 — Aquaculture Day — the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association (WAA) and member fish farmers welcome Wisconsinites to experience fish farming and learn firsthand how locally grown, fresh fish are raised on today's farms.
“Family, fun and fishing go hand-in-hand when adults and kids learn how aquaculture provides local, healthy food,” says Mike Kelm, president of the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association. “Wisconsin's 2,400 fish farms benefit the state's economy, local communities and provide recreational opportunities.”
Throughout the state, individual fish farms will offer free activities including farm tours, cooking demonstrations, recipes and educational talks. Fee fishing, a fun outdoor family activity, offers guests the experience of getting a fresh catch from a local fish farm.
Fish farms open for tours and tastings during Aquaculture Day include:
• Bullfrog's Eat My Fish Farm, Menomonie
• Century Trout Farm, Oregon
• Bluegill Heaven, Shiocton
• PortFish, Knellsville
• Rushing Waters Fisheries, Palmyra
• Silver Moon Springs, Elton
• Star Prairie Trout Farm, Star Prairie
• Wilderness Springs Inc., New London
For more details, go online to WisconsinAquaculture.com.