WSG News Blog

Easy pesto salmon recipe

August 25, 2023

By Katalin Plummer, WSG Graduate Science Communications Fellow

We’re back with another recipe this week for our Discover West Coast Seafood series! With the heat that we’re experiencing, we know it’s hard to turn on the oven… but it’s worth it for this super easy pesto salmon recipe. Besides, the cook time is only 10–12 minutes, which ...

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Two UW graduate students selected for the 2023 NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

August 15, 2023

We are pleased to announce that two University of Washington (UW) graduate students, Zoe Rand and Anna Simeon, have been selected for the 2023 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship in population and ecosystem dynamics. 

Since 1999, the NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program has trained the next generation of specialized experts in fisheries management. The program addresses the critical need for future fisheries scientists with expertise in stock ...

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Manila Clams with Koji and Smoked Pork Belly Recipe

July 28, 2023

By Katalin Plummer, WSG Graduate Science Communications Fellow

This week on our Discover West Coast Seafood series, we have a recipe for you that is sure to entice a seafood skeptic. San Diego-based executive chef Andrew Bachelier developed this rich, Japanese-inspired dish featuring Manila clams and mouthwatering smoked pork belly. You can find this recipe and many ...

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Shoreline restoration: community science to monitor effectiveness

July 10, 2023

Read on UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences News.

Jason Toft from the UW Wetland Ecosystem Team has been monitoring shoreline armor restoration in Puget Sound for over a decade at sites where artificial armor on beaches has been removed to facilitate the restoration of intertidal areas.

Shoreline armor, also known as seawalls and bulkheads, occurs on over 25% of Puget Sound’s shorelines and was historically installed along homes and infrastructure to address erosion risk. We now know that ...

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Coconut-crusted Alaskan rockfish tacos recipe

July 7, 2023

By Katalin Plummer, WSG Graduate Science Communications Fellow

We have another #DiscoverWestCoastSeafood recipe for you! This recipe for coconut-crusted Alaskan rockfish tacos, courtesy of Alaska Seafood, really celebrates summertime. The crispy panko coating pairs perfectly with an herby slaw to highlight the rockfish’s sweet and nutty flavor. The recipe also includes a Vietnamese-inspired sweet and ...

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Washington Sea Grant seeks a new director

June 28, 2023

Seattle – In a search led by the University of Washington College of the Environment, Washington Sea Grant (WSG) seeks a compassionate, ambitious and collaborative leader to serve as its director.

The desired start date is early 2024. The director of WSG leads an innovative program that has exceptional scientific and educational quality and societal impact. The position assumes overall responsibility for leadership and ...

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Blue Futures: WSG funds collaborative research projects with the Makah Tribe

From the Summer 2023 Sea Star

By incorporating people, culture and Indigenous knowledge systems, these three projects model the use of interdisciplinary approaches to inform marine resource management

By Olivia Horwedel, WSG Science Communications Fellow

Deep blue ocean waters push against rocky shorelines and coastal forests. Eagles soar overhead. In the distance, whales surface, taking a moment to breathe as they navigate through the ocean’s waters. This incredibly unique landscape, situated at the Northwest tip of Washington state, is the ...

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Are moon jellies eating up all the zooplankton?

From the Summer 2023 Sea Star

As dense aggregations of moon jellyfish form in Puget Sound, researchers study the ecosystem-wide impacts

By Andrea Richter-Sanchez, WSG Science Communications Fellow

Have you ever seen a jellyfish floating in Puget Sound? Chances are, it was a moon jellyfish. Moon jellies, or Aurelia labiata have had large blooms — high numbers in certain areas — in the past several years.

Moon jelly aggregations normally form in the summer in Puget ...

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Restoring tradition, place and connection through a clam garden

From the Summer 2023 Sea Star

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s clam garden reclaims an ancient Indigenous practice on ancestral land

By Samantha Larson, WSG Science Writer

From one set of hands to another, each rock was passed down the human chain from the beach to the sea. Some of the rocks could be held in one palm and easily passed. Others were the size of small boulders, requiring strong posture and extra exertion to settle the rocks into their ...

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Black Cod Ceviche Recipe

June 23, 2023

By Katalin Plummer, WSG Graduate Science Communications Fellow

When it’s as hot out as it is today, the last thing most of us want to do is turn on the stove. This week on our #DiscoverWestCoastSeafood recipe series, you don’t have to! We’re sharing a black cod ceviche recipe, courtesy of Oregon Sea Grant. Read More

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New Staff: Ashleigh Epps

June 20, 2023

We are thrilled to welcome Ashleigh Epps as a new aquaculture specialist at Washington Sea Grant.

Ashleigh works to address challenges and opportunities associated with aquaculture as part of the Aquaculture and Water Quality Team by collaborating with diverse individuals, companies and entities based in the West Coast region in Pacific and Gray’s Harbor counties. Her first foray into ...

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