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.

Congratulations to our Fellows

The four students selected for this year’s Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship begin the program this week. Lean more about the fellowship

In addition, four University of Washington students have been selected for the Sea Grant – National Marine Fisheries Service fellowship. Learn more

Update on Sea Grant Funding

Read about recent news on funding for Sea Grant and words of support from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce. Learn more

Washington’s Clean Boating Program Receives Funding

Two recently awarded grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Washington Parks Department will bolster local Clean Vessel Act services, including WSG’s Pumpout Washington program.

September 16-23

Whatcom Water Week

A week-long, Washington Sea Grant-sponsored festival that celebrates our local water resources. Whatcom Water Week includes dozens of events including the Baker to Bay Symposium, Streams of Thought Film Festival and Run with the Chums 5k fun run/walk.


September 22-23

Bellingham SeaFeast

Washington Sea Grant-sponsored SeaFeast will show off the catch from local fishing boats and explore a bounty of favorite seafood dishes. Vendors will demonstrate how to fillet a fish, crack crabs and shuck oysters, and visitors can participate in contests from salmon grilling to a commercial survival suit race.

2017 Request for Proposals

WSG is now reviewing proposals for one- to two-year projects from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington. Decisions will be announced in late September, 2017. 

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 implementation in emerging program areas.