Pond Culture of Walleye Fingerlings

L. M. Harding, Iowa State University
C. P. Clouse, Iowa State University
R. C. Sumerfelt, Iowa State University
Joseph E. Morris, Iowa State University

Walleye, Stitzostedion vitreum, has potential to be an aquaculture species in the North Central Region because:

  • it is native to the region;
  • it maintains optimum growth at temperatures lower than many other current aquaculture species (such as channel catfish);
  • it is a highly-prized sport fish;
  • its flesh is considered a delicacy; and
  • the fillets are high in protein and . low in fat, making walleye an attractive food selection for today’s health conscious consumer.