Great Lakes Aquaculture Days 2022

Wednesday - Thursday
Oct. 26 - 27, 2022

Great Lakes Aquaculture Days is a chance for those interested in aquaculture, and its products, to learn more. This year we will be hosting an interactive fish health workshop. This two-day workshop will feature discussions, activities, and Q&A sessions to help get your fish health needs addressed.

Day 1 will be a virtual event half day with presentations and discussions from Great Lakes area fish health experts on how you can take preventative measures to keep your fish healthy.
Day 2 will be an in-person event with a number of talks, a fish dissection, panel discussions and networking time. This day will focus on reactive measures you can take when a fish is sick. The day will conclude with time for attendees to create their own health management plans for their farms or facilities where they work.

Schedule and location overview below. Full detailed agenda coming soon.
  • October 26th, 1 - 4 p.m. ET / 12 - 3 p.m. CT VIRTUAL
    • VIRTUAL presentations you can watch anywhere! (zoom link will be emailed to registrants)
    • Preventative measures including
      • bio-security
      • daily record keeping
      • fish physiology overview
      • etc.
  • October 27th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT, IN PERSON
    • In person location options include
      • WI = University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
      • NY = Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
      • MI = Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
      • MN = University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
      • IN =Putnam Co. Fairgrounds, Greencastle, IN
      • IL = Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
      • OH =  Ohio Department of Agriculture, Reynoldsburg, OH
    • Topics covered include
      • fish therapeutics
      • fish dissection and slide preparation
      • state specific regulations discussions
      • Time to create your own farm specific best management plan
      • lunch will be provided

Hosted by the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

Free admission!
Free dissection kits!
Travel reimbursements available!*
*Preference will be given to private aquaculture producers and their employers on a first come first served basis. NGOs, Government employees, students, academics and teachers may be eligible if funds allow. Completion of the full Day 2 activities will be required for travel reimbursements. Forms must be completed onsite after the days activities are completed. Travel reimbursements will include up to 500 miles for personal vehicles driven, hotel reimbursements (limited to 150% of federal rates) and meal per diems when applicable.

Register below in advance

** zoom link for Day 1 will be sent prior to event**

Registration for Great Lakes Aquaculture Days 2022 is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 17, 2022.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information or questions contact Elliot Nelson at 906-322-0353 or