A leader in research, outreach, and education for nearly 50 years,
Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s coasts and waters.



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SeaFeast 2016 a Huge Success

The inaugural SeaFeast festival celebrating Bellingham Bay’s maritime history and current industry captured the spirit of Bellingham’s fishing culture.

Sea Grant Celebrates 50 Years

October 15 marked the 50th anniversary of the National Sea Grant College Program. As part of the year-long celebration, Sea Grant  has identified a theme for every month of the year. This month’s theme is aquaculture and seafood. Learn about our State Shellfish Research Program.


November 9

2016 Eastern Bering Sea Pollock Stock Assessment Presentation

Preview the most recent assessment of the 2016 Eastern Bering Sea (EBS) pollock stock—a target for one of the world’s largest fisheries.

November 15

7th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

The annual Northwest Climate Conference is the region’s cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas relating to climate impacts and adaption.

November 17-19

Pacific Marine Expo Trade Show

More than 450 exhibitors including non-profits, government agencies, equipment companies, propulsion, builders and suppliers gather to network.


Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

For one year, fellows are placed with congressional staff or in a federal agency, where they study, implement, and even create marine policy.  Applications due: February 10, 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.


WSG News Blog

Read about recent research, education, and outreach activities on our WSG news blog.

The Coast Nerd Gazette