Fish Farm

Aquaculture Publications

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has materials that can be beneficial to everyone from the beginning fish farmer to the commercial aquaculturist.

Managing Wisconsin Fish Ponds

The University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension produces this 82-page manual, which covers designing and building ponds, choosing species, managing cold and warm water ponds for sport fishing, optimizing fish health, assuring pond safety and controlling aquatic plants.

Fish Farming: Some Industry Perspectives

The University of Wisconsin Extension and North Central Regional Aquaculture Center produced this video, a companion to the manual above.

View a copy at your county Extension office or write to NCRAC, Iowa State University, 124 Science II, Ames, IA 50011-3221. Cost is $20.

Wisconsin Aquaculture Poster

Legal Links

You will need a PDF reader to view and print these publications.
This details the authority that the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has to regulate fish farms in Wisconsin.  
This rule details the requirements for registering fish farms and record-keeping.
Wisconsin Legislative Council Information Memorandum (2001)
This is a review of fish farming as an industry and the evolving state relationship with that industry.  

Online Publications

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Aquaculture Bookmarks - 2 page PDF
View and print colorful bookmarks that show some popular species raised on Wisconsin fish farms and provide some facts about aquaculture.

Sturgeon Report - 76 page PDF
This Legislative report outlines some regulatory options for commercial rearing of lake sturgeon. You will need a PDF reader to view it.