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Local and Coastal: Rockfish and Chips Recipe

April 28, 2020

Eat local and support Washington’s Commercial Seafood: wild, sustainable, delicious.

We just can’t seem to get enough rockfish lately! This recipe for Rockfish and Chips is a tasty and comforting crowd pleaser that can be whipped up in surprisingly little time. What’s even better is that it uses locally caught Washington Rockfish! Buying Washington seafood helps support our local fishermen, cuts down on the environmental impact of transportation and storage, and is fresh and delicious. ...

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Green Crab Trapping Resumes in the Salish Sea

May 13, 2019

The return of spring means trapping season for green crab is now under way. In April, WSG Crab Team resumed early detection trapping across the monitoring network along Washington’s inland shorelines. We’re pleased to share that Crab Team has received funding to continue this work for the next biennium (July 2019 – June 2021) in the Washington State budget. To date, the program was funded primarily through the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program (US Environmental ...

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Budget News from Washington D.C.

March 18, 2019

Update on Sea Grant Funding for Fiscal Year 2020 from the WSG Director

Dear Friends,

With vocal support from our many stakeholders, the National Sea Grant College Program was reinstated in the federal budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2019 was passed by Congress and signed by the President in February, which is encouraging news for Sea Grant and the many constituents who benefit from our work around the nation. The Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2019 provides ...

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Using lasers to deter birds

July 26, 2018

In 2016, Washington Sea Grant marine fisheries scientist Ed Melvin published a study on whether laser light can prevent seabird bycatch in North Pacific fisheries. Since then, Melvin has encouraged and supported researchers at Purdue Universtiy to study the risk of injuries to birds when lasers are used to deter brids on farms.

Read more about their study and Melvin’s research in the NW News Network.

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1890

“About sixteen years ago [1874] he [Captain Simpson] planted a few barrels in Shoalwater Bay, and six years later [1880] a dozen barrels more. These have thrived most wonderfully, and now are found over the entire bay and in the southern portion of Grays Harbor.”

Crawford, 1890

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