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.



Additional News

Director’s Note: WSG Staff Gathers to Look Towards the Future

The entire WSG team met for a staff retreat at the Alderbrook Resort in Hood Canal. The event featured discussions around how to collectively enhance the future of the organization as well as a focused training on tribal relations.

Shellfish Aquaculture in Puget Sound

WSG partnered with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The Nature Conservancy, as well as the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and shellfish farms to use underwater video to gain insights on how marine life interacts with shellfish aquaculture.

New Story Map on European Green Crab in Puget Sound


July 25

Floodplains by Design: Addressing flood hazards and restoring habitat

Floodplains by Design is an ambitious public-private partnership to reduce flood risks and restore habitat in the state’s major river corridors.  The goal is to improve the resiliency of floodplains while protecting human communities and ecosystem health.

August 11

What is the State of Your Oyster?

Are your oysters healthy? WSG volunteers provide landowners evaluations of bacterial contamination for privately owned beaches in Hood Canal and throughout Puget Sound.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teeming with life, Washington State enjoys a unique marine environment and relationship with the sea. Washington Sea Grant works with communities, scientists, businesses and government to strengthen this relationship and ensure the responsible use of the marine resources in our Northwest. Read more about how Washington Sea Grant is providing resources to ensure the protection of our marine life, fisheries and shellfish.
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Funding and Fellowships

Applications closed for 2019 – 2020 Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship

Applications are closed for the WSG State Fellowship. This one-year paid fellowship program places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal hosts offices throughout Washington.

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.