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Looking Back on 50 Years: 1980s Training in Seafood Handling

 June 8, 2021

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Washington Sea Grant and National Seafood Month, we’re digging through our photo archive to share moments from our program’s history. Here is a photo from a WSG seafood handling workshop, circa 1980. WSG helps Washington tribal and commercial fishermen learn skills such as improved catch handling and storage techniques to ensure safe, sustainable seafood practices. Staff specialists also train grocers, meatcutters and seafood department managers on how to address questions about whether the seafood sold is clean, healthy, high-quality and sustainably caught. WSG seeks to forge tools, foster insights, build capacity and maintain relationships for the sustainable management, enjoyment, and use of Washington’s marine resources.