Great Lakes Seafood

The Great Lakes region includes Lake Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Erie. Seafood from the Great Lakes region includes a variety of fish, both wild caught and farm raised.

The lake whitefish is one of the most popular fish in the Great Lakes due to its exceptional flavor and uniform size.

This shy member of the trout-salmon family is known for its habit of schooling which allows fishermen to harvest the species effeciently and with little or no bycatch.

Lake whitefish grow rapidly when food supplies are abundant. The species can more than 20 pounds and live up to 25 years. Market fish are generally much smaller.

The yellow perch is also very popular in the region. This small colorful fish yield high quality fillets and its often featured at fish frys and local festivals. In addition to commercial harvested wild perch, aquaculture operations in the Great Lakes region produce high quality, farm raised yellow perch.