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World Class Aquaculture Education

UWSP is leading the nation in aquaculture and aquaponic education opportunities through Wisconsin's first aquaculture/Fish Culture Minor and hands-on internships at the state-of-the-art UWSP NADF. 

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Aquaculture/Fish Culture Minor-Biology

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is the first accredited university in Wisconsin to offer an aquaculture minor..

Aquaculture is the discipline that studies the culture of finfish, methods of production, environmental and ecological manipulation and assessment, selective breeding, nutrition, diseases, processing, marketing and operation of culture facilities. The importance of aquaculture has increased as natural stocks of fish have declined and human consumption has continued to rise. 

Aquaculture continues to be the fastest segment of food production systems globally. Students receive a unique and important skillset through internships and technician positions. This training program leads to a very high job placement into the industry, highlighted here

Students who are interested in careers or continuing education in aquaculture, fish or aquatic biology, fisheries, veterinary science, aquatic captive wildlife, water resources, or work at a private, state, or federal hatcheries & aquariums should consider enrolling.

Learn about these educational opportunities in the document UWSP Aquaculture & Aquaponics... 

Summer Internship Opportunity

UWSP Summer Internship: Applied Research Experience for Undergraduates

Interns are hired on May-August each year. Contact UWSP NADF Director, Chris Hartleb: for more information.

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Workshops & Trainings 
The facility offers a variety of training and workshop opportunities through project grants and interactive tours. Please sign up for our quarterly email newsletter to recieve updates on these opportunities, or if you are interested in a tour or learning more about the facility, please reach out to UWSP NADF Outreach Specialist Emma Hauser:

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