Local Fishing Communities
AquaTerra Farms supports local, small catch fisherman from the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The Red Cliff Band, First Americans, have a long heritage using large Birch bark canoes and gill nets constructed from twisted and knotted Willow bark that dates back to pre-European presences in North America. The Red Cliff's still want to keep their heritage alive by continually using gill nets for fishing. The life of the tribal fisherman is still rugged and challenging. For many fishermen, it is a life that has been passed down from generation to generation, requiring intimate knowledge of the big water, Gitchi Gummi (Lake Superior), and its fishery.
Eat Wisconsin Fish
We work with and support Eat Wisconsin Fish, which was started by University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. The Eat Wisconsin Fish program brings awareness to consumers about how important it is to eat locally and to support your local economy. In 2011, more than 90% of seafood eaten by Americans was imported from other countries and around 85% of seafood caught/grown in the U.S. was exported to different countries. Check our www.EatWisconsinFish.org to find out more information.