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.


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Find out what is happening — from fresh seafood recipes to fellowship announcements — all on our news blog!

Four UW Graduates Selected for the 2020–2021 WSG Hershman Fellowship

Congratulations Henry Bell, Emily Buckner, Elise Lasky and Dorothy Mulkern!

Welcome to Our New Fisheries Specialist

We are excited that Brandii Holmdahl has joined the WSG team.

Mobile App for Boaters Expands to Washington State

“Pumpout Nav” is a free tool to help boaters locate pumpout services.

UW Student Selected for the 2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship

Congratulations Sam May!

Four Washingtonians Announced as 2021 Knauss Fellowship Finalists

Congratulations Katy Dalton, Megan McKeown, Max Showalter and Hally Stone!

WSG Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact all aspects of society, WSG has been mobilizing its resources to support communities and stakeholders across the state.

Statement of Solidarity from WSG Staff

We stand with the Black community during these painful times.


Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1

7th Annual River & Ocean Film Festival 

It’s back! The film festival, which highlights the human and natural dimensions of the Olympic Peninsula, is going online in three episode installments.

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!

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Funding and Fellowships

Fall 2020 Science Communications Fellowship Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for the WSG Science Communications Fellowship. Fellows work for two quarters honing skills in science writing and communications.

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.