The story of the Yellow Perch: Understanding Ohio’s wild and farmed fisheries

2021 eeBLUE aquaculture literacy awardee - Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Sea Grant offsite link is sharing the story of a common, recognizable species in Ohio and the Great Lakes region, the Yellow Perch. In partnership with Lake Erie Nature and Science Center offsite linkOhio State University’s Aquatic Visitor’s Center at Stone Lab offsite link, and the Ohio Aquaculture Association offsite link, the project is developing educational displays and materials to increase visitor’s understanding of the fish production systems, including outdoor ponds and indoor aquaponics and recirculating aquaculture systems, that help provide safe and sustainable fish products to local markets and restock fish ponds. To hear an update from the partners themselves, visit their November 2022 Harvest stories post: Using stories to grow an industry that grows our favorite fish.

While Lake Erie is our state's primary fishery, the story of yellow perch is much bigger thanks to aquaculture in Ohio!

Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant
Tabletop display materials will be used at outreach events such as here at the Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival in September 2022.
Tabletop display materials will be used at outreach events such as here at the Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival in September 2022. (Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant)