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.


Kelp Aquaculture at WSG

A new webpage serves as a resource to learn about all things seaweed farming.

King Tides Recap: Visualizing Sea Level Rise Around Coastal Washington

Washington Sea Grant held king tide viewing parties in Oak Harbor and Raymond to help local residents understand the effects of sea level rise.

Budget News From Washington D.C.

Get an update on the latest budget news from Washington D.C. and how you can help.

Washington Sea Grant Accomplishments

We help people and marine life thrive by providing research, technical expertise and education supporting the responsible use and conservation of Washington’s coastal ecosystems. Read up on the many positive impacts of Washington Sea Grant.

Orca Bowl 2019 Winners Announced

Orca Bowl 2019 was a huge success with teams from all around Washington State competing for the winning slot: Congratulations to Seattle’s Garfield High School!

New Radio Program Launched: Coastal Cafe

Washington Sea Grant, in partnership with KPTZ 91.9 FM in Port Townsend, has launched a science-based radio program called “Coastal Cafe” focusing on regional marine science news.

Kate Litle Recognized By UW

Congratulations to Kate Litle for being nominated for a UW Distinguished Staff Award this year. She was among the largest class of nominees ever.

How to Save a Seabird

In a new study published in Conservation Biology and covered in Nature, WSG’s Ed Melvin and partners from Oregon State University and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center outline 23 years’ worth of fisheries observer data on seabird bycatch.





Join us for a workshop to discuss where we have come from and where we are going to address shoreline armoring in Puget Sound.  Guest speakers from the University of Washington, Department of Ecology, the EPA, and the WDFW will provide perspective of changes over time.

Washington Sea Grant is sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle.

April 30 – May 1

Fish 2.0 Event Invites Aquaculture Businesses and Investors to Network

Fish 2.0, the global community for seafood innovators, is holding a two-day workshop for U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii aquaculture businesses.

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

2019 NOAA Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced three federal funding opportunities to advance U.S. aquaculture.

Now Accepting Applications for 2019 – 2020 Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship Hosts

Applications are now being accepted from prospective host offices for the WSG State Fellowship. The deadline is March 26, 2019. 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.