Walleye is a popular sport and eating fish in the North Central Region (NCR). Virtually all U. S. walleye fisheries are off-limits to commercial fishermen in favor of sport fishermen. The commercial demand for walleye is supplied primarily by the Canadian market which has experienced some declines in its walleye fisheries. Because of walleye’s popularity, high market value, and supply limitations, interest in the commercial culture of walleye has intensified in recent years. Considerable funds have been invested in developing commercial culture practices. This study examines marketing challenges and opportunities for commercial walleye aquaculture.
Iowa State University