A leader in research, outreach and education for nearly 50 years,
Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


New Initiative to Promote Washington Seafood

#LocalWAseafood – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are partnering with us to encourage Washingtonians to eat locally caught seafood.

Washington’s Shellfish Farms Are the Heart of Rural Economies

An Op Ed by Danielle Blacklock, Director of NOAA Office of Aquaculture, San Juan Islander,  June 10, 2020.

Video Explores Power of Kelp

A team of leading researchers partnered with us to find out how kelp can help eliminate ocean acidification – and developed a video on the subject.

Statement of Solidarity from WSG Staff

We stand with the Black community during these painful times.

Spring Sea Star: Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The newest issue of our print newsletter highlights the work we have been doing to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of our work.

New Videos to Help Boaters Pumpout

Four new videos are now available to help remind boaters how to dispose of their septic waste property and keep our waters clean.

COVID-19 Resources for Fishing Industry

Visit this page for links and resources on the latest guidelines for the seafood and fishing industry.

Boaters: Be Part of the Solution

Now that recreational boating has reopened – we have a go-to list for what to do when you encounter debris on the water. Help us keep our waterways clean.


State of the Oyster Study

Join this citizen science effort to look at bacterial contamination on privately owned beaches in Hood Canal and Puget Sound. Collection dates for the 2020 season are June 21, July 19, and August 30.

Event Cancellations

Some events may be canceled. Check here for updates.

Map of Puget Sound Area Showing Markers Where WSG Works

Where is Washington Sea Grant? 

Explore the Washington Sea Grant Story Map by clicking any point on the map – and learn what we are up to around the State!

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Funding and Fellowships

2020 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Funding OpportunityRequest for Proposals

WSG is requesting proposals for one- to three-year projects addressing economic and market needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington. Notice of intent to submit must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on February 26.

Program Development

WSG sets aside a portion of its federal budget for small grants that allow timely responses to new or changing needs and provide the capacity to plan and begin implementing emerging programs.