Montello event Saturday to highlight state’s aquaculture industry

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Portage Daily Register

Most people immediately think of fish when they hear about aquaculture.

At Nelson and Pade Inc., in Montello, fish is only part of the business.

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel will be at the aquaponics company Saturday to help people learn more about the industry on Aquaculture Day.

“They raise tilapia, and I thought it was a good way to go out and help the fish farming industry and advance their agriculture efforts in Wisconsin,” Brancel said.

Brancel said fish farms provide only about 2 percent of consumed seafood in the state, so he sees room for a lot of growth.

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