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.


Director’s Note: Remembering Jayme Wisecup

Known for her persistence and dedication to emergency management, Jayme was a great collaborator and partner, skilled at managing the diverse input from professional hazards scientists, other emergency managers and citizen volunteers that are such an important part of our overall disaster preparedness effort in Washington State.

Fishing for the Triple Bottom Line: Profit, Planet — And People

WSG Social Scientist Melissa Poe co-authored a new study that models the implicit tradeoffs within fisheries management decisions for British Columbia herring.

Invasive European Green Crab Found Near Blaine, Wa

Crab Team and WDFW found evidence of European green crabs in Drayton Harbor during regular monitoring and trapped 17 green crabs.

Washington Sea Grant Awarded Four Aquaculture Grants

NOAA National Sea Grant office announced a suite of federal funding awards in aquaculture, with four of them going to Washington Sea Grant.

Site Review Set for November 2019

We invite you to participate in our review.

Story Map on European Green Crab in Puget Sound

October 23

We Are Puget Sound Book Launch

WSG is a proud sponsor of the new multimedia book We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea from Mountaineers Press. Join us for the book launch at the Seattle Public Library, featuring a panel discussion with the contributors.

October 28-29

Project Kickoff Workshop: Washington Coast Shellfish Aquaculture Study

The Washington Coast Shellfish Aquaculture Study is a three-year applied research project to assist planning and collaboration amongst tideland managers, owners, and regulators in Southwest Washington.

November 21-23

Pacific Marine Expo

Join us at the largest commercial marine trade show on the West Coast.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teeming 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

Applications Closed for Fall 2019 – 2020 Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the WSG Science Communications Fellowship. Graduate student applications for the next two quarters are due to Washington Sea Grant by September 20, 2019 –  5:00 p.m. PST. The program provides eligible graduate students with a two-quarter experience to build their science communications portfolio.

Applications Closed for 2019 – 2020 Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship

Applications are closed for the WSG Hershman Fellowship. This one-year paid fellowship program places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal hosts offices throughout Washington.

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.