Aquaculture Program / Animal Science Department


Email  -- Fred Binkowski, Aquaculture Outreach Specialist -- Dr. James Hurley, Current Director of the Sea Grant Institute -- Moira Harrington, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Phone (608) 262-0905 -- University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Fax (608) 262-0591

Department of Animal Sciences
666 Animal Sciences
1675 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
1975 Willow Drive, 2nd Floor
Madison, WI 53706-1177

The Aquaculture Lab
660 N Park St 
Madison, Wisconsin, 53706 

UW-Madison aquaculture education and research span a wide range of disciplines -- animal science, veterinary medicine, endocrinology, genetics, physiology, nutrition, limnology and engineering -- cooperating to bolster aquaculture in Wisconsin. Together with Sea Grant Advisory Services, researchers provide on-site consultations and work closely with fish farmers, food manufacturers and private-sector investors. 

Studies fish farming, fish growth, fish reproduction, fish nutrition, and sport fish propagation. Program is part of the Food Science Department, School of Natural Resources, and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison.

Aquaculture research is currently focusing on genetics, control of sex and reproduction, stress physiology, disease resistance and other aspects of fish health and growth. Additionally, applied studies aim to improve on established fish culture methods and develop new and innovative strategies and procedures.

The UW-Madison Aquaculture Program receives help and cooperation from private-sector investors, industry and the following organizations:

Wisconsin Sea Grant is a statewide program of basic and applied research, education, and outreach and technology transfer dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nation's Great Lakes and ocean resources.

Headquartered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the institute is housed in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education's Aquatic Sciences Center. Wisconsin Sea Grant is part of a national network of 33 university-based programs funded through the National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , U.S. Department of Commerce, and through matching contributions from participating states and the private sector.