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.


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Find out what is happening — from fresh seafood recipes to fellowship announcements — all on our news blog!

Send Your Ideas: What Are the Best Pacific Northwest Oyster Stories?

WSG is revising and updating the popular book Heaven on the Half Shell: The Story of the Northwest’s Love Affair with the Oyster.

Welcome To Our New Aquaculture Specialist

We are so excited that Nicole Naar has joined the team!

Celebrate National Seafood Month

Governor Inslee has proclaimed October Seafood Month for Washington during the National Seafood Month celebration, in recognition of the economic contributions that Washington fishermen and fisheries  bring to the state.

New Film: Olympic Coast as a Sentinel

Learn how Olympic coast tribes, federal and academic scientists, and marine resource managers are working together to understand and plan for the impacts of ocean change to tribal community well-being.

WSG Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact all aspects of society, WSG has been mobilizing its resources to support communities and stakeholders across the state.

Statement of Solidarity from WSG Staff

We stand with the Black community during these painful times.


November 10

Preview of the 2020 Eastern Bering Sea Pollock Stock Assessment

The purpose of this forum is to provide fishery stakeholders and the public the opportunity to learn about the status of the EBS pollock stock and discuss the science underlying the assessment.

November 14

Marine Weather Workshop

Learn about the marine weather systems in the Pacific Northwest, and how fishermen and boaters can plan around them.

Map of Puget Sound Area Showing Markers Where WSG Works

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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

Apply Now for the 2021 WSG Keystone Fellowship

The 2021 fellow will work at the Seattle Aquarium, where they will focus on science and policy projects and advancing social justice, racial equity and inclusion in these spaces. Applications due by Nov. 16. 

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.