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New website: Eat Midwest Fish

April 5, 2021
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Got Nature? BlogEat Midwest Fish is an online resource hub that educates consumers about sustainable aquaculture in the Midwest. Consumers have a lot of questions about water farming and farm-raised fish products. Eat Midwest Fish provides resources to inform and inspire consumers to eat more fish and shellfish, including resources focused on where to find locally grown products, what types of products are available, how to source and cook these products, and how farmers are growing both freshwater and marine animals in the Midwest. Information is provided on aquaculture and farm-raised products from the twelve states in the North Central Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Eat Midwest Fish’s mission is to support safe and sustainable seafood through extension, education, and fostering connections. It is a collaborative project involving Illinois-Indiana Sea GrantNorth Central Regional Aquaculture CenterPurdue University ExtensionUniversity of Illinois Extension, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. This project is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture project number 2016-38500-25753.

Resources
Fish: Healthy Protein Handout, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Walleye Farmed Fish Fact Sheet: A Guide for Seafood Consumers, The Education Store
Best Practices Guide for Charter Fishing and COVID-19, The Education Store
Fish Cleaning with Purdue Extension County Extension Director, Got Nature? Blog, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources
Aquatics & Fisheries, Playlist, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources
Aquaculture and Aquatics, Website, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources
Eat Midwest Fish website launches fresh fish finder, Illinois – Indiana Sea Grant

Amy Shambach, Aquaculture Marketing Outreach Associate
Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources/Illinois Indiana Sea Grant Program

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