Celebrating over 50 years of service in research, outreach and education.
Washington Sea Grant continues to help people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


New Staff: Lisa Watkins

We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Watkins as the new Community Science Specialist for the Crab Team at Washington Sea Grant.

Who brings your seafood to you? An interview with John Alto and Amy Sharp, a couple who work on their own commercial salmon troller

Read our profile on this power couple as they reflect on how, for them, fishing is a craft passed down through generations and rooted in community.

More than just a cute face: What otters can tell us about the health of the environment

Read about how the River Otter Project used community science to shed light on contamination in the Lower Duwamish River.

Meet Olivia Horwedel, Indigenous Aquaculture Network Communications Fellow

Olivia contributes writing, content creation, education and outreach to this effort.

50th anniversary campaign wins Sea Grant Excellence in Communication Award

Explore the story map, video, and more from last year’s celebration.

Healing and connection through the Songs of Khu.éex’

We’re honored to share music from the Seattle-based Indigenous band.

Meet Andrea Richter-Sanchez, WSG Science Communication Fellow

We’re thrilled to be working with our new science communications fellow.

From ecosystem to economy: biologist turns deckhand in Bristol Bay

Read about the Alaska adventures of Jenna Keeton, WSG fisheries specialist.

Drone videos show height of tsunami

An evacuation route in Westport gets a “tsunami eye” view based on UW modeling.

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!

February 3 – 11

Seattle Boat Show

Find our booth at the Seattle Boat Show, presented by Union Marine and the Port of Seattle at Lumen Field Event Center and Bell Harbor Marina.

March 6 & 7

Conference for Shellfish Growers

On March 6 and 7, Washington Sea Grant will host the 2023 Conference for Shellfish Growers.


Listen to our Podcast

Find out what’s happening along our shorelines and coast. Listen to Coastal Café radio every other week to hear the latest about cutting-edge marine science and the people who live and work on the Washington coast.


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Funding and Fellowships

Cover of RFP

WSG 2023 Request for Proposals Now Open

Washington Sea Grant requests proposals for one- to two-year research projects from investigators at academic and research institutions throughout the state of Washington. Pre-proposals due February 16, 2023.

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.