Nearly 15 pounds. That’s the latest statistic on the amount of seafood the average American consumes in a year. Through workforce training, and fisheries and aquaculture research, Sea Grant is helping to meet the demand for shellfish and fin fish.
Getting hands-on with yellow perch, Freedom High School students met with Sea Grant’s Fred Binkowski and heard about his U.S. patent that gets the fish to spawn out of season.
In a six-month period, learning took flight as more than 1 million people stepped up to Dane County Regional Airport display cases to explore the Great Lakes and other water facts.
The science of a world-class lake sturgeon fishery and the art of the sport came together for attendees of an installation at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, sponsored by Sea Grant and partners.
Researcher Christy Remucal’s Water Resources Institute-funded investigation into how dissolved organic matter (DOM) may affect the formation of harmful disinfection byproducts is a step to protect drinking water. It can happen when DOM interacts with chlorine, added as part of a water utility’s disinfection practices at treatment facilities such as the one pictured.