Celebrating over 50 years of service in research, outreach and education.
Washington Sea Grant continues to help people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


Meet Emma Duckworth, Undergraduate Science Communications Fellow 

We are thrilled to welcome Emma Duckworth as the new undergraduate science communications fellow at Washington Sea Grant.

Sea Gardens Across the Pacific in Signals Magazine

Read about project from the Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative Network in the publication of the Australian National Maritime Museum.

WSG receives $1.59 million to boost Puget Sound habitat

WSG-led projects selected for funding will focus on sea level rise vulnerability and managing invasive European green crab.

New Staff: Sydney Fishman

We are thrilled to welcome Sydney Fishman as a coastal management specialist at Washington Sea Grant.

Opportunity: Student Assistant – West Coast Seafood Marketing Project

Washington Sea Grant has a unique opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Student Assistant to support the Fisheries Program on marketing pathways for commercial fishers. Learn more about this opportunity here.

Washington Sea Grant 2024–2027 Strategic Plan

Strategic planning processes at the national and state level identified four program areas: Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development, Resilient Communities and Economies, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, and Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Seaweed farming in Washington waters

Watch a new video about two aspiring seaweed farmers with different approaches on Vashon Island.

New Staff: Lisa Watkins

We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Watkins as the new Community Science Specialist for the Crab Team at Washington Sea Grant.

Who brings your seafood to you? An interview with John Alto and Amy Sharp, a couple who work on their own commercial salmon troller

Read our profile on this power couple as they reflect on how, for them, fishing is a craft passed down through generations and rooted in community.

More than just a cute face: What otters can tell us about the health of the environment

Read about how the River Otter Project used community science to shed light on contamination in the Lower Duwamish River

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!

March 31

Sea Safety and Survival (Drill Instructor) Training in Bellingham

This Coast Guard-approved workshop meets the training requirements of the Commercial Fishing Safety Act to conduct drills. This event is sold out. 

April 8

Marine Weather Workshop in Gig Harbor

Learn to read the weather before you head out on the water.

April 21

Sea Safety and Survival (Drill Instructor) Training in Westport

This Coast Guard-approved workshop meets the training requirements of the Commercial Fishing Safety Act to conduct drills.

April 26

Meet the authors of ‘Heaven on the Half Shell’

This book from WSG and UW Press covers the rich history of the region’s beloved bivalve industry. Event hosted by the King County Library Service.


Listen to our Podcast

Find out what’s happening along our shorelines and coast. Listen to Coastal Café radio every other week to hear the latest about cutting-edge marine science and the people who live and work on the Washington coast.


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Funding and Fellowships

Cover of RFP

WSG 2023 Request for Proposals Now Open

Washington Sea Grant requests proposals for one- to two-year research projects from investigators at academic and research institutions throughout the state of Washington. Pre-proposals due February 16, 2023.

WSG’s Science Communications Fellowship for Graduates Now Open

WSG is now accepting applications for the Spring-Summer Science Communications Fellowship for graduate students in Washington State.

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.