WI Man Finds Niche Raising Atlantic Salmon

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LYNXVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin could soon be a source of Atlantic Salmon, thanks to an entrepreneur, and a bubbling spring just a mile east of the Mississippi River.

Kent Nelson is using the spring to raise about 30,000 Atlantic salmon. His first crop of fish will be harvested this summer.

Nelson's Fish Farm is believed to be the only Midwest business raising Atlantic salmon.

The fish is native to the North Atlantic. But more than 90 percent of Atlantic salmon consumed in the U.S. is imported from farms in Chile, Norway, Scotland and Canada.

Ron Johnson is an aquaculture outreach specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He says Nelson has a small niche.

There are 211 privately owned commercial fish farms in Wisconsin. Most raise trout.


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