- Commercial Net-Pen Aquaculture: Science, Regulatory and Economic Reviews
In December 2014, two concept proposals for possible commercial net-pen aquaculture operations in the Great Lakes – one for northern Lake Michigan, one for northern Lake Huron – came to the attention of the Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Natural Resources, and Environmental Quality. Together, with assistance and support from several internal and external experts, the three agencies began a thoughtful, structured evaluation of commercial net-pen aquaculture in the Great Lakes, focused on four areas: regulations, science, economics and public input.
Five reviews have been completed, including one science-based report exploring fish health and water quality; one report looking at applicable regulations, rules, jurisdictions and agreements; and three separate evaluations of the potential economic impact of commercial net-pen aquaculture in the Great Lakes.
• Great Lakes Net-Pen Commercial Aquaculture: A Short Summary of the Science
• A Regulatory Analysis of Proposed Commercial Net-Pen Aquaculture in the Great Lakes
• Overview of Natural Resource Values Potentially at Risk from Consequences of Net-Pen Aquaculture
• Expected Economic Impact of Cage Trout Aquaculture on Michigan’s Great Lakes
• Aquaculture Industry Report from IBIS World Industry Report 11251- Fish & Seafood Aquaculture in the US
- Start Here: Aquaculture in Michigan, An Overview
The State of Michigan and the aquaculture industry are working together to grow Michigan's current industry into a major part of Michigan's agriculture sector. Currently, Michigan's aquaculture industry is comprised of farms raising fish for use as bait, stocking ponds, fee fishing, with a small number growing fish for food production. Our state is well positioned to expand the food production aquaculture sector, with our ample water supply, numerous location opportunities, good financing options, and close proximity to the population centers of the US and Canada.
- Aquaculture (Fish)
- Aquaculture Facility Licensing Details & FAQ
Information on starting and registering an Aquaculture Facility in Michigan.