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File Type: pdf
File Size: 5.88 MB
Year: 2017

A series of classroom-tested, electronically available activities designed to be used by teachers and informal educators in grades 6-12.

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File Type: pdf
File Size: 4.07 MB
Year: 2021

This is the sixth in a series of consumer guides that describe fish and shellfish farmed in the Midwest region of the United States. (See Walleye Farmed Fish Fact Sheet, Yellow Perch Farmed Fish Fact SheetTilapia Farmed Fish Fact Sheet, Rainbow Trout Farmed Fish Fact Sheet, and Pacific White Shrimp Farmed Fish Fact Sheet). The fact sheet also includes culinary characteristics, cooking tips and a recipe for Zesty Grilled Paddlefish.


  1. National Audubon Society. 2002. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes. Chanticleer Press, Inc.
  2. Stickney, R.R. 1996. Aquaculture in the United States, A Historical Survey. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 372.
  3. Zhang, H., Jarić, I., Roberts, D.L., He, Y., Du, H., Wu, J., Wang, C., and Wei, Q. 2020. Extinction of one of the world’s largest freshwater fishes: Lessons for conserving the endangered Yangtze fauna. Science of The Total Environment, 710, 136242. Available online:
  4. Herring, J. L., & Mims, S. D. (2015). Paddlefish Food Products. In Paddlefish Aquaculture (pp. 179-208). Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  5. Dasgupta, S., Onders, R.J., Gunderson, D.T. and Mims, S.D. (2004), Methylmercury Concentrations Found in Wild and Farm-raised Paddlefish. Journal of Food Science, 69: fct122-fct125.
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Year: 2014

Angler Archive provides easy access to long-term recreational fishing data collected in southern Lake Michigan. These data have been provided by the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) and Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The Angler Archive allows you to explore trends in three recreational fisheries from the mid 1980s, filter and compare data by factors such as month, site, and target species, visualize the data in a number of different ways, and export charts and data table.

  For more detailed information, visit Angler Archive

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File Size: 12.04 MB
Year: 2022

This print-your-own coloring book provides a fun and an active way for children and adults to learn about the many kinds of aquatic animals that are raised on farms for aquaculture. Each spread highlights one species, pairing a beautifully illustrated coloring page with accompanying text for both advanced and beginning readers with information about aquaculture, fisheries, recreational fishing and cooking tips.

Professionally printed coloring books are also available while supplies last. Requests can be submitted to

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