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.


NEWS

King Tides Are Coming

Announcing a new king tides website with a calendar and map of upcoming king tides – and a new app for sharing your photos of king tides from around the state.

Washington Sea Grant Wins 2018 Aquaculture Research Award

NOAA Sea Grant awarded funding for a WSG project to research strategies for understanding public perception of domestic finfish aquaculture.

Using Underwater Cameras to Capture the Value of Shellfish Habitat

Learn about this innovative collaborative project from Washington Sea Grant, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, The Nature Conservancy, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and shellfish growers.

Seabird Bycatch

Learn about WSG marine fisheries scientist Ed Melvin’s work in helping commercial fisheries reduce the number of seabirds that are unintentionally caught.

EVENTS

December 19

Marine Weather Workshop in Kingston

Learn to read the weather before you head out on the water in the Marine Weather workshop. Topics range from determining the path and speed of squalls to interpreting weather computer model. For full list of topics covered and registration details see the event page.

January 8

Southern Resident Orca Forum

Learn about the status of these iconic whales and the latest recommendations from the Governor’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Task Force at this community event in Bellingham.

February 13

Wild Seafood Exchange

Washington Sea Grant is proud to cosponsor the 2019 Wild Seafood Exchange, which invites independent commercial fishermen to direct market their catch for a day-long exchange of ideas and innovations.  Wild Seafood Exchange has been bringing fishermen, restaurants, and retailers together since 2004. For registration details see event page.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teaming 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

Now Accepting Applications: WSG Undergraduate Science Communications Fellowship

Deadline for applications is December 28, 2018. This fellowship provides undergraduates in Washington State with an introduction to science communications January 14 – June 17, 2019.

Accepting Applications for the 2020 Knauss Fellowship

Applications for the Dean John A. Knauss Fellowship are now being accepted. The deadline is February 22, 2019. Selected graduates will work in Washington, D.C. to develop and implement policies on ocean and coastal management, fisheries and marine resources.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship. The deadline is January 30, 2019. NOAA Fisheries – Sea Grant Fellows gain direct experiences working closely with NOAA experts on thesis issues of public interest and relevance to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Now Accepting Applications for NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

The deadline for applications is January 18, 2019. Coastal Management fellows gain two years of experience with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.

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.