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.


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.

European Green Crab Poised to Move to South Sound

Read about the spread of the invasive crustaceans in a recent article in King5 News.

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.


November 19, 20

Pacific Marine Expo

Join us at the largest commercial marine tradeshow on the West Coast, serving mariners from Alaska to California.

December 4

Learn How to Get Grants for Your Boating Facility

Learn how to access state and federal grants that cover up to 75 percent of infrastructure and maintenance costs for public and private recreational boating facilities at this free workshop.

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

Six Graduates Selected for the 2018-19 WSG State Fellowship

The fellows will help shape marine policy by working in host offices in Washington State. Congratulations to each of them!

Now Accepting Applications: WSG Undergraduate Science Communications Fellowship

This fellowship provides undergraduates in Washington State with an introduction to science communications and is open for Winter – Spring quarters (January 14 – June 17, 2019).

Five UW Graduates Selected for 2019 Knauss Fellowship

The selected graduates will work in Washington, D.C. to develop and implement policies on ocean and coastal management, fisheries and marine resources. Congratulations to each of them!

Update on National Sea Grant Funding

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a bill that would fund the National Sea Grant program for fiscal year 2019.

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.