WSG News Blog

Building an Antidote to “Helicopter Research”

September 15, 2020

A Washington Sea Grant intern shares lessons from his summer here, and how he’s passing those lessons on through the Community Engagement Toolkit

By William Walker, Doris Duke Conservation Scholar

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has been a leader in marine research, outreach and education for over 50 years. More recently, WSG has recognized the urgency of intersectionality in our conservation initiatives and has been thinking about how we make communities the ...

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Four UW Graduates Selected for the 2020–2021 WSG Hershman Fellowship

September 10, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Henry Bell, Emily Buckner, Elise Lasky and Dorothy Mulkern have been awarded the Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship for 2020-2021. 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 year’s host offices include the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Pacific Northwest Crab Research ...

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Local and Coastal: Fisherman’s Grilled Salmon + BONUS RECIPE

September 4, 2020

By Abby Rogerson, WSG Student Assistant

Robert Sudar landed his first salmon fishing gig thanks to his grandfather, who had been fishing commercially since the end of World War II. Fresh out of high school, he worked on purse seiners in the San Juans, catching pink and sockeye salmon en route to the Fraser River. Originally fishing was a way to earn some cash during college, but his involvement in and enthusiasm for the industry remains strong ...

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Mobile App for Boaters Expands to Washington State

August 24, 2020 

“Pumpout Nav” is a simple, free tool to help boaters locate pumpout services

Washington Sea Grant, in partnership with the Washington State Parks Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Grant Program, is excited to announce that Pumpout Nav, a free iOS and Android app for boaters, has expanded to Washington. Boaters can now use the interactive tool to find nearly 200 pumpout ...

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Welcome To Our New Fisheries Specialist

August 19, 2020 

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is excited to welcome Brandii Holmdahl as our new fisheries specialist.

In her new position, Brandii will focus on developing and coordinating strategies that advance the safety, economic success and environmental sustainability of Washington’s fisheries and seafood sectors. She will work on projects across the state, but with an emphasis on meeting the needs of fisheries-dependent communities on Washington’s southwest coast and the Lower Columbia River. “We’ve ...

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Local and Coastal: Dungeness Crab Cakes

August 14, 2020

By Abby Rogerson, WSG Student Assistant 

What does eating local mean to you? In a state of abundant marine resources, Washingtonians have ample opportunity to explore what local seafood has to offer, from shucking shellfish at the beach with friends to signing up for a Community Supported Fishery share to be delivered right to your door. At Washington Sea Grant, one exciting aspect of promoting local seafood is collaborating with others also working to connect fishermen ...

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Local and Coastal: Spicy Thai Basil Clams

August, 7, 2020

Of the three clam species farmed in Washington–native littleneck, Manila, and the infamous geoduck clam–Manila clams are the most common, thanks to their fast growth and ability to be cultivated under a wide range of conditions. Washington Sea Grant supports a diverse and resilient shellfish aquaculture industry in myriad ways, from funding research to reduce juvenile clam mortality to supporting the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and they revive Read More

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Local and Coastal: Summer Bounty Salmon Burgers

July 31, 2020 

By Abby Rogerson, WSG Student Assistant 

Do you know who catches your fish? With how complicated seafood supply chains can be, it can be difficult to answer ‘yes’ to that question. Struggling to trace your fillet back to its source can be frustrating when trying to take advantage of all the fresh and sustainable seafood Washington has to offer. Local Catch Network (LCN) makes sourcing local seafood ...

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Four Washingtonians Announced as 2021 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

July 28, 2020

We are pleased to announce that recent and soon-to-be graduates Katy Dalton, Megan McKeown, Max Showalter and Hally B. Stone are finalists for the 2021 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.

Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has provided one-year fellowships working in 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 issues in Congress and often get the chance to ...

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