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The FishOn! project’s purpose is to create a culture of stewardship for clean water among Vermont’s food professionals. FishOn! is a hands-on illustration of the link between on-land growing practices and the lake’s water quality. Fishing will be the vehicle for the conversation; it provides a unique and compelling physical manifestation of the connection between our food system and our water quality.

We are taking 8 trips out this year with limited space. If you would like to join us on a fishing trip to learn about the health of Lake Champlain and discuss the current regulations and research regarding water quality as well as the role our food production plays in the state of the lake, please sign up for an adventure! 

Each trip will be hosted by James Ehlers from Lake Champlain International and Meghan Sheradin from the Vermont Fresh Network and the Vermont Grass Farmers Association. 

We will launch from 2 location - Cloud Nine Charters out of Rivers Edge Cottages on the Otter Creek in Vergennes, VT and SureStrike Charters out of Shelburne Shipyard in Shelburne, VT. Each fishing trip will last up to 4 hours and we will depart at 6:00 a.m. All participants on the boat need a valid Vermont fishing license (even if you are not planning on fishing). If you would like to keep fish, please bring a cooler & ice and leave it in your car during the trip.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Sheradin at

This program is generously supported by funding from the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the Waterwheel Foundation.

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