Celebrating 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.


50 Years in Washington – Celebrate With Us!

Washington Sea Grant is celebrating 50 years of providing research, outreach, communications and education to Washington’s marine communities. Find out what activities we have in store.

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Find out what is happening — from fresh seafood recipes to fellowship announcements — all on our news blog!

WSG Receives Federal Funding to Track Aquaculture Production

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has been awarded $376,990 in federal funding for a project to collect and analyze data that will assist in sustainable shellfish aquaculture management and development.

Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline

In case you missed it live, you can now watch the recording of Burke Museum’s virtual opening celebration of Ray Troll’s new exhibit.

Director’s Note: Looking Back on a Difficult Year

And looking ahead to celebrating 50 years of Washington Sea Grant!

Working Waterfront Podcast

Working waterfronts contribute to local economies and enrich Washington’s cultural and social heritage. The Working Waterfront Podcast lets you in on the details, listen to the latest episode here.

Winter 2020–2021 Sea Star

Read the new issue of our print newsletter.

Send Your Ideas: What Are the Best Pacific Northwest Oyster Stories?

WSG is revising and updating the popular book Heaven on the Half Shell: The Story of the Northwest’s Love Affair with the Oyster.

Statement of Solidarity from WSG Staff

We stand with the Black community during these painful times.

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March 2

Polydora Mud Worm Workshop

March 6-7

Orca Bowl

Each year, high school students from across Washington come together for a day of friendly competition and exciting enrichment experiences at Orca Bowl, the state’s regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB) event.

March 27

Marine Wiring workshop in Port Hadlock

The Marine Wiring workshop is designed for boat owners who want to upgrade their vessels’ electrical systems. Topics covered include safest wiring practices, selecting wire sizes, circuit breaker and fuse ratings, cable routing and labeling, shore power circuits, battery charging circuits, corrosion protection circuits, engine instrument systems and troubleshooting.

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!

Funding and Fellowships

Apply Now for the Spring-Summer 2021 Science Communications Fellowship

Fellows serve for two quarters learning to write about a broad range of science subjects.

Apply Now for the 2022–2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Successful applicants are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government for a one-year paid fellowship in the Washington D.C. area.

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.