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S08 E10 – We explore the world of perch at UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science and at Wendt’s Fish Fry.


 

 
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In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we explore the world of Perch. First, we visit the UWM school for Fresh Water Science in Milwaukee and hear what they are doing to help fish farmers breed a more healthy and sustainable perch. Assistant professor Jhonatan Sepulveda shows us their facility and their tanks of perch that they have been selectively breeding for the better part of a decade. They breed the fastest and largest growing perch in an attempt to revitalize the Wisconsin perch market.

 

 

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Then we travel to Fond Du Lac to visit an icon in the Fish Fry biz, Linda Wendt, owner of Wendt’s on the Lake. We go behind the scenes to see what makes their lake perch fish fry so special. Wendt’s on the Lake had humble beginnings, starting as an ice house in the early 1900s. The Wendt family bought it in 1962 and turned it into Wendt’s Bar. Word traveled fast about their exceptional perch fish fry and it has remained a Wisconsin staple ever since.

 

 

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S08 E10 – Perch Science & Wendt’s Fish Fry
Episode airs: 3/24/16
Station: Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Public Television
Radio Tower Productions

 

Director/Producer: Arthur Ircink
Host: Kyle Cherek
Camera: Erik Ljung, Arthur Ircink
Edit: Nelson Schneider, Arthur Ircink

 

 

 

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