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.


Calling all filmmakers: Entries sought for the Olympic Peninsula’s eighth annual River & Ocean Film Festival

The River & Ocean Film Festival returns in 2024 to celebrate the freshwater and marine environments on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula. Film submissions are due April 22!

Winter 2023-24 Sea Star

The new issue of our biannual magazine is now available!

How to save the pinto abalone

New research informs future restoration efforts for endangered pinto abalone populations in the Pacific Northwest.

New staff: WSG welcomes Manya Chadha

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is pleased to welcome Manya Chadha as a new student assistant on the communications team.

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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!


Film submissions wanted! | April 22

Submit your entries for the River and Ocean Film Festival, returning with two showing events this year. Submissions are due April 22.

Heaven on the Half Shell lecture | April 24, Olympia, WA

Author of Heaven on the Half Shell David George Gordon discusses three species—the Olympia, Eastern, and Pacific oysters—along with the people who have cultivated these delicacies for many generations.

Sea Safety and Survival (Drill Instructor) Training | April 26-27, Bellingham, WA

This Coast Guard-approved workshop meets the training requirements of the Commercial Fishing Safety Act to conduct drills.


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.



Funding and Fellowships

Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship

Our newest fellowship program, which aims to build pathways into marine science and policy careers for individuals who are historically underrepresented in those fields.

Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship

This one-year, paid marine policy fellowship matches highly motivated, qualified individuals with host agencies, nonprofits or tribes throughout Washington state.

2024 NOAA Sea Grant American Lobster Research Funding Opportunity

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced a federal funding opportunity to advance American Lobster research.

2024 NOAA Sea Grant Young Fisherman’s Career Development Projects Competition

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced a federal funding opportunity to support fisherman workforce development.

2024 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Funding Opportunity

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced a federal funding opportunity to advance U.S. aquaculture.

2024 NOAA Sea Grant National Marine Debris Funding Opportunities

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced two federal funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention.

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.