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.


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.

Sustainably Growing Washington’s Shellfish Industry

As more tideland is used for shellfish farms, can it still serve as viable habitat for intertidal species? A WSG-supported project from the Nature Conservancy in Washington seeks to find out.

Moving Mountains: The Elwha River is Still Changing 

A new study published in nature, co-authored by WSG coastal hazards specialist Ian Miller, summarizes the sediment flow that continues to change years after the dams were removed.

Local Groups Gang up on Marine Debris

A new marine debris action plan for Washington State is now available. The report is the result of a year-long collaborative process with over 40 local organizations, including WSG, and was facilitated by NOAA’s Marine Debris Program.


October 18

WSU Jefferson County Extension Stream Stewards Course

Learn about stream ecology, salmon, forests, water quality, and habitat restoration in the classroom and in the field on the Olympic Peninsula.

November 3

Salmon Tours

Celebrate the return of salmon to Kitsap streams at these free events at eight locations across Kitsap County.

November 6

Understanding and Using Sea Level Rise Projections in Washington

The Shoreline and Coastal Planners Group will present and discuss findings from the NOAA-funded Washington Coastal Resilience Project, including new sea level rise projections and how to apply this information in decision-making.

November 7

Preview of the 2018 Eastern Bering Sea Pollock Stock Assessment

Learn about the status of the EBS pollock stock at the annual preview event and reception.

November 7 & 8

Savvy Septic Workshops

Snohomish County is offering two free Septic Care Workshops for homeowners.

November 18

Pacific Marine Expo

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

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!

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.