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 shared the story of a common, recognizable species in Ohio and the Great Lakes region: the yellow perch. In a 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 developed 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, watch the video below or visit their November 2022 Harvest stories post: Using stories to grow an industry that grows our favorite fish.

This presentation was shared on February 9, 2023 at the eeBLUE aquaculture literacy mini-grant symposium.