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.


Director’s Note: WSG Completes its Site Review

This all-hands-on-deck effort allowed us to reflect on how to better serve Washington State.

Finding Solutions for Fiberglass Recycling

Within funding from WSG, the Northwest Maritime Center is working to solve the problem of what to do with derelict fiberglass boats.

Sally Brownfield: People of the Water

WSG is a proud sponsor of We Are Puget Sound, a new book from Braided River that explores the regional economies of fishing and agriculture and documents the lives of the people who call this place home. Please enjoy this excerpt profiling Sally Brownfield.

Autumn Sea Star

Our most recent print newsletter features stories on king tides, what it’s like to be a student at Friday Harbor Labs, and more.

December 3

“We Are Puget Sound” at Patagonia Seattle

Patagonia Seattle and Braided River present an evening celebrating a new multimedia book and campaign We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea to protect and restore Puget Sound.

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

Applications Open for Winter 2020 Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship

Applications are now open for the WSG Science Communications Fellowship for undergraduates. The program provides students with experience in science communications for two quarters.

Applications Open for 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The program, sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, enables fellows to work for one year on marine policy in Washington DC.

Applications Open for 2020 NOAA NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship in Fisheries Science

This three-year paid fellowship program places a Ph.D. student in a research-based position with NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service.

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.