On a sunny spring day earlier this year, steam was pouring out of sugarhouses, calves and lambs and kids were being born, and greenhouses were teeming with plant starts. And on Curtis Sjolander’s Mountain Foot Farm in Wheelock, in the barn just behind his house, hundreds of brown trout were…
With global fisheries in severe decline, local and regional aquaculture production systems may present an important opportunity for the regional food system. Vermont lacks an ocean coastline, and hasn’t had a commercial fishery on Lake Champlain in many years, but there may be room for growth in aquaculture production.
What is Vermont's potential for fish production? What strategies can be employed to grow aquaculture in Vermont? This section will answer these questions in detail.
If you are interested in contributing to this section or serving as a reviewer, please contact Farm to Plate Network Assistant Jake Claro.
1. Vermont / Inland Fisheries
- Fisheries Technical Committee of the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative, Strategic Plan for Lake Champlain Fisheries, 2009.
- Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, Approved Sources for Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout, 2010.
2. National Fisheries
- FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Department, Fact Sheet: Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics, 2008.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Seafood Facts, 2011.
3. Global Fisheries
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