Internship Opportunity: New York Fish to Dish Education and Internship Program
Seafood Safety and Technology - News


Michael Ciaramella, NYSG's Seafood Safety and Technology Specialist, E:, P: 631-632-8730

Stony Brook, NY, January 12, 2018 - New York Sea Grant is supporting a Fish to Dish Internship Program to aid in the development of a skilled student workforce capable of advancing and working in the industry in the future.

More than 90% of wild fish stocks are either overfished or fished at or close to sustainable limits (FAO 2016), thus farm-raised seafood is playing an increasing role in meeting the growing demand. Development and promotion of education programs focused on current and novel seafood farming, processing and marketing technologies and practices are more important than ever to continue advancing the industry and increase production of domestic seafood.

The program will introduce students to an industry with exceptional growth potential and empower students to pursue careers in Seafood Science and Aquaculture. This program receives direct industry support, with interns working with industry partners during the summer months.

The interns selected for the program will receive hands on training in their assigned sector of the seafood and aquaculture industry and obtain a Fish to Dish education on the industry as a whole.

Industry partners for this internship program include:

We encourage all students with an interest in seafood science and aquaculture to apply. New York Sea Grant is seeking candidates who are Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students in good academic standing. Prime consideration will be given to applicants majoring in: Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science, Aquaculture, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Food Science, Nutrition, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.

For more information on candidate qualifications, see NYSG's five page Call for Applicants (pdf).

To apply for this program, the deadline for which is deadline of March 12, 2018, see NYSG's online form.

This project is funded by NOAA’s National Sea Grant Program.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

New York Sea Grant maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s NYC and Kingston locations.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG produces a monthly e-newsletter, "NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, Our program also offers a free e-list sign up via for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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