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.


From the Director: WSG’s Response to COVID-19

With an abundance of caution, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our staff and the public we work with. But we are still available to meet your needs.

COVID-19 Resources for Shellfish Industry

Visit this page for links and resources on the latest guidelines for the shellfish industry.

Fisheries Specialist Job Opening at WSG

An outstanding opportunity for a fisheries specialist to develop and coordinate strategies that advance the safety, economic success and environmental sustainability of Washington’s fisheries and seafood sectors.

Two Assistant Director Job Openings at WSG

Washington Sea Grant has two outstanding opportunities for experienced and innovative program managers.

Fishers: Take Advantage of a Direct Marketing Resource

While wholesalers and retailers are temporarily closed, consider direct marketing to consumers.

Washington Coastal Hazards Resilience Network Launches New and Improved Website

This website and associated interactive map offer users a way to learn about coastal hazards science with the hopes that, through education and understanding, coastal disasters might be reduced.

New Coastal Café Podcasts

Tune in to hear hosts Aaron Barnett and MaryAnn Wagner interviewing a variety of specialists in marine science.


Event Cancellations

Some events may be canceled. Check here for updates.

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!

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Funding and Fellowships

2020 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Funding OpportunityRequest for Proposals

WSG is requesting proposals for one- to three-year projects addressing economic and market needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington. Notice of intent to submit must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on February 26.

Applications Closed for 2020 Graduate Science Communications Fellowship

The program enables fellows to work for two quarters on marine-related science communications.

Applications Open for 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The program, sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, enables fellows to work for one year on marine policy in Washington DC.

Applications Open for 2020 NOAA NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship in Fisheries Science

This three-year paid fellowship program places a Ph.D. student in a research-based position with NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service.

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.