Green Visions: working out the kinks: aquaculture without the drawbacks
Imagine if "eating local" could mean a nice fillet of salmon, a tuna steak, or a lobster tail and a nice salad made with home-grown greens.
Minnesota Sea Grant is working on a project to not only see if there's market potential for aquaculture here in the Northland, they're excited that they might be able to contribute to food production, local business growth and job creation without some of the downsides that have plagued the idea in the past.
The solution, in large part, is moving the operation to a land-based building (not a pond or lake) and creating a Recirculating Aquaculture System.
You can read more about Minnesota Sea Grant's Fish, Food, and Aquaculture Program here.