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.


WSG Reaches Out to Fishermen at Pacific Marine Expo

Seabird bycatch, small oil spill prevention, and ocean acidification were just a few of the topics shared with over 500 visitors who stopped by the WSG booth during the annual Pacific Marine Expo.

Salmon Industry Prepares for More Acidic Waters

A WSG panel at Pacific Marine Expo last week discussed the toll ocean acidification could take on salmon.

Sea Grant Funding

Read about recent news on funding for Sea Grant and words of support from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce. Learn more


December 6

Learn How to Get Grants for Your Boating Facility

Need funding to build or improve recreational boating facilities or for programs to promote boating? Want to market your facility as a certified Clean Marina? Learn how to access state and federal grants that cover up to 75 percent of infrastructure costs and maintenance costs at a free workshop in Kingston.

December 8

First Aid at Sea Workshop for Boaters

Effectively treat hypothermia, near drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures and more while on the water in this Coast Guard-approved workshop for commercial fishermen and boaters.

Funding opportunities

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.


John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

This fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students interested in the national policies affecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources to host offices in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government in Washington, D.C. for a one-year fellowship.


Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Fellowship

This program provides PhD students with two to three years of funding for research on marine resource economics or population and ecosystem dynamics. Fellows partner with their graduate advisors and a National Marine Fisheries Service scientist to conduct their research.