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This is the second in a series of fact sheets that describe fish and shellfish produced in the Midwest region of the United States. (See FNR-608-W, Walleye Farmed Fish Fact Sheet.) Yellow perch have been popular among anglers for many years, and since 2002, responding to greater demand, U.S. farmers are raising perch in ponds, aquaponic systems, etc. The fact sheet also includes culinary characteristics, cooking tips and a recipe for Baked Parmesan Perch.



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Recommended Citation

Shambach, Amy. Yellow perch farmed fish fact sheet. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Report: IISG21-SFA-BRC-001.

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Amy Shambach, Ethan Chitty, Joel Davenport



Focus Areas

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture


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