About WSG

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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Community Science Volunteers are as Important as Ever During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17, 2020

By Brandon McWilliams, WSG Science Communications Fellow 

On a normal spring day along the Puget Sound, chances are good that one of the people enjoying the coast is also doing scientific research. Many projects at Washington Sea Grant (WSG) rely on dedicated teams of volunteers to keep tabs on conditions along our coast. These volunteers do everything from monitor invasive European green crab populations with WSG Crab Team, to checking toxic algae ...

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Statement of Solidarity from WSG Staff

June 8, 2020 

The killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Manuel Ellis, Ahmaud Arbery, Charleena Lyles, and countless others has left the nation reeling as it confronts the continuing brutality of racism in America. We are writing this to stand with the Black community during these painful times.

At Washington Sea Grant (WSG) we are having robust conversations on how to best use our platform and our voice. We acknowledge that as an organization, we have much work to ...

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WSG Response to COVID-19

Updated September 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact all aspects of society, Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has been mobilizing its resources to support communities and stakeholders across the state:

  • At the onset of the outbreak, Washington Sea Grant was among the first organizations to reach out to the state’s shellfish industry, providing an online webinar on COVID-19 resources for the shellfish industry which featured speakers from the Washington Department of Commerce.
  • An advisory group representing all fisheries niches in ...
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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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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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Event Cancellations

Updated April 30, 2020 

It is with an abundance of caution that the director of Washington Sea Grant has decided to cancel certain upcoming events in order not to risk anyone’s health and wellness given the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in our state.  Please continue to check back here as information is updated. To date those events are:

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