Eat Your Heartland Out: The importance of commercial and recreational fishing in the Great Lakes

Eat Your Heartland Out: The importance of commercial and recreational fishing in the Great Lakes
July 20, 2023 Capri S. Cafaro

Eat Your Heartland Out is a Taste Awards nominated  program about the intersection of food and culture in the American Midwest. The show is produced by the Heritage Radio Network, a leader in culinary audio storytelling and distributed on the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), which provides content to public radio affiliates across the United States. The show has aired on select NPR affiliates across the Midwest, and can be found every Sunday at 7pm E on Sirius XM Channel 147/Rural Radio. Eat Your Heartland Out is hosted by cookbook author and television personality Capri S. Cafaro. Cafaro is a contributor to Great Lakes Now as well as a Folkways Corps reporter for Inside Appalachia from West Virginia Public Radio.  

The Importance of Commercial and Recreational Fishing in the Great Lakes provides an overview of the ins and outs of fishing the Great Lakes with a spotlight on Lake Superior.  Daniel Grooms, business manager of the Red Cliff Fish Company shares how Red Cliff is implementing a traditional indigenous  approach to sustainable commercial fishing in Lake Superior.  Sharon Moen, the Food-Fish Outreach Coordinator at ​Wisconsin Sea Grant gives listeners some background on both recreational and commercial fishing on Lake Superior.  And, Dennis VanLandschoot,  President Van Landschoot & Sons Fish, tells us how a multigenerational commercial fishing business catches the freshest and tastiest white fish Lake Superior has to offer.


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Featured image: Photo courtesy of Meagan Roper 


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