WSG News Blog

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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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Washington Sea Grant: Terms and Definitions, Values and Roadmap Goals

From the spring 2020 Sea Star print newsletter

Terms and Definitions

Diversity: Demographic representation and appreciation of individual, social, economic, and cultural differences. WSG embraces individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, cultures, religions, citizenship statuses, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status, income, and socioeconomic statuses.

Equity: A state, quality, or ideal of being fair and just. WSG is committed to fair and just opportunities for all persons. WSG works to challenge and respond ...

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Making Adventure Accessible

Sea Wolf Adventures takes passengers with disabilities to the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful places

From the spring 2020 Sea Star print newsletter

Kimber Owen, owner of Sea Wolf Adventures, has an exceptional memory for the people that she’s taken on her 12-passenger cruise ship, which frequents Pacific Northwest jewels such as the San Juan Islands and Glacier Bay National Park. There was the police officer who wanted to propose to his girlfriend but, fearing he ...

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Local and Coastal: One-Dish Rockfish Recipe

April 24, 2020 

By Abby Rogerson, WSG Student Assistant

The harbingers of summer are calling in Washington– windows are opening, the trees are greening, and we’re sitting down to dinner while it’s still light out. This one-dish rockfish cheers on the summertime feeling, as it’s a breeze to make and leaves you feeling light and nourished. To round out the meaI, I served it alongside an herby quinoa salad inspired by this recipe and a ...

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WSG Crab Team Receives 2020 Salish Sea Science Prize

April 22, 2020

The SeaDoc Society announced Washington Sea Grant Crab Team as the 2020 winner of the Salish Sea Science Prize. The SeaDoc Society, a program of the UC Davis Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, awards the Salish Sea Science Prize every two years in recognition of scientists whose work results in the improved health of fish and wildlife populations in the Salish Sea. 

The Sea Doc Society recognized the Crab Team for their use of science to improve the health of the Salish ...

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Where Are Fellows Now?

April 21, 2020

Washington Sea Grant’s fellowships give students and recent graduates the real-world experience in marine research, policy and communication they need to help jump-start their careers.

These fellows go on to do amazing things around the world. You can now explore the rich and varied careers of past fellows with the interactive “Where Are Fellows Now?” map.

Find more information about the fellowship programs here, ...

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Local and Coastal: Cajun Salmon Recipe

April 17, 2020

By Abby Rogerson, WSG Student Assistant

What’s more satisfying than a thick, deep red fillet of salmon? That fillet blackened with a blend of Cajun-inspired spices. If you don’t have Cajun seasoning on hand (like me), you can make your own with spices you likely already have in your pantry. I used this mix. In the spirit of ‘using what I have,’ I paired the fillets with some roasted potatoes and a ...

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Local and Coastal: Clams with Celery and Toasted Garlic

April 10, 2020

By Abby Rogerson, WSG Student Assistant

NYT Cooking columnist Alison Roman holds up clams as one of the best bivalves, and after my experience with her Clams with Celery and Toasted Garlic, I may be convinced. They get a quick steam in a garlicky white wine reduction then are tossed with a lemony parsley mixture. Sharing some clams, tearing off a piece of baguette to soak up the briny goodness at the ...

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Washington State Online Marine Learning Resources

April 9, 2020

Washington Sea Grant supports online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak with a compilation of marine-related education resources created in Washington State.  We will be adding more resources as we find them, so check back regularly – and lets keep learning!

Suggested Resources for grades K-12:

Colors of Nature

Colors of Nature is a project working to show young people how science and creativity can be blended. They offer a series of four learning modules ...

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Crab Team and COVID-19

March 31, 2020

March and April are typically the busiest months on the Crab Team annual calendar, as staff and volunteers reunite for training workshops to relaunch the monitoring season. This spring, however, the Crab Team office has been almost entirely empty over the past month. The leadership of Washington Sea Grant, in collaboration with the UW College of the Environment, is following all advice and directives set forth for safety and health by the University of Washington around the COVID-19 ...

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