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Working Together to Monitor Dungeness Crab

From the Autumn 2022 Sea Star

The Pacific Northwest Crab Research Group connects fisheries management scientists and resource managers, facilitating collaboration and information sharing

By Samantha Larson, WSG Science Writer

“Male Dungeness, 173, 1-2!” After calling out the specs, Emily Buckner — the program coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Crab Research Group (PCRG) — swiftly tosses the wriggling crab overboard and then reaches back into the pot to pull out another. Today, Buckner’s job entails going out with a small team on ...

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Monitoring the Damage in the Heat Wave’s Wake

From the Autumn 2022 Sea Star

Washington Sea Grant rapidly provided funding to two projects to survey the impacts of the historic June 2021 heat wave on intertidal marine life

By Samantha Larson, WSG Science Writer

In June 2021, the peak of an unprecedented heat wave coincided with extremely low tides in the Salish Sea, wreaking havoc on intertidal ecosystems. As a “heat dome” settled above the Pacific Northwest for several days and the temperatures climbed well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, many ...

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Crispy Guljeon (Korean-style Oyster Fritters)

September 2, 2022

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow

This week, we are cooking Crispy Guljeon which are Korean-style oyster fritters. This recipe comes from Korean Bapsang, a blog focusing on Korean home cooking. These oyster fritters are full of flavor with a fantastic crunch, not to mention a very sustainable meal!

Oysters are a staple in Washington seafood production, with aquaculture ...

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Who Brings Your Seafood to You? An Interview with Mike Cornman of Westport Seafood

August 30, 2022

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow 

Mike Cornman, owner of Westport Seafood and Merino’s Seafood Market, was destined to work a career connected to the ocean. Cornman grew up in Westport, Washington — which at one point was known as the salmon capital of the world — and spent his summers working in his family’s fishing business that opened in 1985. While he left for several years to start his career ...

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UW Graduate Student Selected for the 2022 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship

August 23, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Kristin Privitera-Johnson (she/her), a doctoral student at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (UW SAFS), is one of eight fellows selected for the 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program.

Kristin is originally from California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marine ...

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Watch: Why we monitor for green crabs

August 23, 2022

The Washington Sea Grant Crab Team’s volunteer-based early detection program helps us stay on top of potential new invasions of the green crab.

In this new video, Crab Team Program Lead Emily Grason takes us to our longest-running monitoring site in the South Puget Sound, where we are glad to report that no green crabs have been found.

 

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Sustainable Seafood Series: Masala Butterfish

August 9, 2022

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow

This week, we are cooking a masala butterfish recipe from Seattle-based chef, Kausar Ahmed.  Ahmed is the author of the award-winning cookbook, The Karachi Kitchen. This recipe not only showcases brilliant flavors from Pakistan that pair perfectly with butterfish, but this ...

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Sustainable Seafood Recipes: Marinated Tuna Rice Bowls

August 4th, 2022

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow

This summer, Washington Sea Grant is hosting a sustainable seafood recipe series. This series will emphasize sustainable seafood recipes that celebrate a diverse range of cultures from around the globe. Additionally, this series will highlight underutilized and lesser known seafood. 

For this week’s sustainable seafood recipe, we are making ...

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Four Recent Graduates Announced as Finalists for John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Updated September 21, 2022

We are pleased to announce that three recent graduate students — Mitchell G. Hebner, Caroline Potter, Kelsey Rudes and Jacquelyn Shaff — were selected as finalists for the 2023 class of the prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program.

Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has provided one-year fellowships working within federal government offices in Washington, D.C. to over 1,400 early-career professionals. Legislative fellows typically spend their time learning about marine-related policy ...

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