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.
Fish Farm Registration
To register your fish farm with DATCP, please call 608-224-4887 or click here.
The U. W. Extension program has several Aquaculture Specialists located throughout the State of Wisconsin. They can be contacted as follows:
P.O. Box 165, Bayfield, WI 54814
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
234 Nelson Hall, Stevens Point, WI 54481
302 S. Main Street Lake Mills, WI 53551
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.
Call or write Cooperative Extension Publications, 45 N. Charter St., Madison, WI 53715, toll-free 877-947-7827. Cost is $10 plus shipping.
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
You will need a PDF reader to view and print these publications.
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.