WSG News Blog

50th anniversary campaign wins Excellence in Communication Award

November 28, 2022

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is thrilled to have received a 2022 Sea Grant Excellence in Communication Award for the program’s 50th anniversary celebration. This communications campaign included many components, such as a story map, a lunch and learn series, a commemorative video, and a social media campaign that highlighted historical photos. The initiative culminated an interactive virtual event, ...

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Healing and connection through the songs of Khu.éex’

November 23, 2022

This Native American Heritage Month, we’re honored to share music from the Seattle-based Indigenous band

The Tlingit, Haida and Blackfoot languages are all endangered, according to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. But the traditional words of these peoples are alive and well as they find new power through the songs of Khu.éex’.

“We’re singing in our Indigenous languages that were threatened with extinction,” says vocalist and band member Sondra Segundo. “And ...

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Drone videos show height of tsunami based on UW modeling

An evacuation route in Westport, Washington gets a “tsunami eye” view

October 20, 2022

It started with a question: How can emergency managers and educators make tsunami evacuation maps and routes easier to remember for coastal communities?

That’s when Washington Sea Grant Coastal Hazards Specialist Carrie Garrison-Laney came up with an idea.

“Some people are visual in terms of how they understand things,” she said.

“Being able to see video of how high a tsunami could be on a familiar landscape is a ...

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Savory Japanese Custard (Chawanmushi) Featuring Shrimp & Rockfish

October 7, 2022

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow

 

For the final recipe of the sustainable seafood series, we will be making savory Japanese custard, also known as chawanmushi, a perfect dish for the cooler fall weather to come. The original recipe was created by Chef Theresa Yoshioka for Oregon Sea Grant’s ‘Eat Oregon Seafood’ Campaign, and features two sustainable seafood species to the Pacific Northwest, shrimp (we recommend spot prawns) and rockfish. This ...

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UW Graduate Student Selected as 2022–2023 WSG Keystone Fellow

October 4, 2022

Washington Sea Grant is excited to announce that Ashley Townes has been selected as the 2022–2023 WSG Keystone Fellow. Through the fellowship, she will spend the year working at the Port of Seattle. Launched in 2019, the WSG Keystone Fellowship seeks to build pathways into marine science, policy and related industry careers for individuals who are historically underrepresented in those fields. This paid fellowship offers a unique educational opportunity by matching highly motivated and qualified individuals with host offices ...

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Scandinavian Pickled Herring Bites

September 30, 2022

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow

 

For this week’s sustainable seafood recipe, we are highlighting herring, a fish that is often underutilized in seafood dishes. These pickled herring bites are influenced by the flavors of Scandinavia that have made their way to Washington. Many Scandinavians came to Washington from Europe for fishing opportunities, taking advantage of the herring bounty found in the Salish Sea waters. This recipe, courtesy of Eating Well, ...

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Seven Recent Graduates Selected for the 2022–2023 WSG Hershman Fellowship

September 28, 2022

Congratulations to our new WSG Hershman Fellows!

We are pleased to announce that recent graduates Grace Adams, Abigail Ames, Monea Kerr, Kathryn Loy, Jenna Rolf, Harshitha Sai Viswanathan and Olivia Zimmerman have been awarded the Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship for 2022–2023. This fellowship places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal host offices throughout Washington, providing fellows with a unique perspective on building marine policy and allowing them to share their academic expertise with the host offices.

This ...

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Who Brings Your Seafood to You? An Interview with Steve Seymour of Drayton Harbor Oyster Company

September 27, 2022

Looking ahead to National Seafood Month in October, we are sharing this profile of a local seafood entrepreneur

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow 

Steve Seymour — a fisheries biologist-turned-oyster farmer — has always been passionate about the marine world. Prior to opening Drayton Harbor Oyster Company, Steve spent most of his career running salmon hatcheries for the Lummi Nation, working on fish enhancement projects throughout Washington State. 

Throughout his career ...

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Tôm Rim (Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp)

September 23, 2022

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow

This week we are making tôm rim, a delicious Vietnamese caramelized shrimp recipe from the food blog, Wok and Kin. This recipe encourages using the freshest shrimp available, so Washington Sea Grant suggests using spot prawns when recreating this dish. The shrimping season for spot ...

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Washington Sea Grant Receives Continued Federal Funding for Aquaculture Collaboratives

September 22, 2022

The Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative and West Coast Aquaculture Collaborative are among the projects to receive support for another two years

NOAA Sea Grant is continuing support for 11 advanced aquaculture collaboratives initially funded as part of Sea Grant’s 2019 National Aquaculture Initiative. Two of these projects are led by Washington Sea Grant: the Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative and the West Coast Aquaculture Collaborative. Washington Sea Grant is also a partner on the Seaweed Hub (led by Connecticut Sea ...

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Debris from Shellfish Aquaculture Finds New Life as Crab Gauges

From the Autumn 2022 Sea Star

Washington Sea Grant supported an innovative pilot project repurposing marine debris, transforming it into a useful tool for recreational crabbers

By Benjamin Haagen, WSG Science Communications Fellow

Aquaculture in the Salish Sea brings both benefits and challenges to coastal communities and ecosystems. The yellow aquaculture rope commonly used in shellfish farming is contributing to a key environmental issue facing the world today: plastics pollution. This issue is being addressed in a novel way by Nicole Baker, ...

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