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WSG Student Assistant Abby Rogerson Honored as a Husky 100

May 26, 2021

We are proud to announce that Abby Rogerson, a student assistant at Washington Sea Grant, has been chosen as a Husky 100 at the University of Washington! The Husky 100 recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who apply what they learn in the classroom to make a difference on campus and in their community. Abby was selected from over 1,700 nominations ...

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Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community

March 24, 2021

We at Washington Sea Grant (WSG) are deeply saddened and angered by the murders that occurred in Atlanta spas last week, the latest manifestation of the hate and violence escalating against Asians over the past year.

Asians, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are integral members of our community,  contribute to our civic and cultural lives and play key roles in our fisheries and maritime industries in Washington. AAPI communities have long been critical contributors to the success of aquaculture and ...

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Paul Dye, WSG Program Strategist, Retires

March 22, 2021

Paul Dye photoAfter more than 30 years of working in the conservation field, Paul Dye, program strategist at Washington Sea Grant (WSG), retired this month. Dye’s work has spanned the protection and restoration of bottomland hardwood forests, subtropical coral reefs, and marine habitats of the Pacific Northwest. Before coming to WSG, Dye worked at The Nature Conservancy, most recently as the director of marine conservation for Washington. He joined WSG ...

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Karen Morrill-McClure Nominated for UW Together We Will Award

January 27, 2021

We are proud to share that Karen Morrill-McClure (they/them), computer systems administrator at Washington Sea Grant, was nominated for the University of Washington Together We Will Award.

The nomination was submitted on behalf of the UW-IT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice organizing group members. Here’s the nomination:

“When we were first launching the UW-IT DEI CoP, Karen stepped into a crucial role as a trusted and essential mentor. They had already been instrumental in forming the Washington ...

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50 Years of Washington Sea Grant

January 27, 2021

We look forward to celebrating the program’s 50th anniversary year with a variety of stories and events

Since its inception, Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has been uniting resources from federal, state and our local universities to provide tools, guidance and services benefiting the marine environment, economy and people of Washington.

This year, we celebrate our first 50 years ...

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Washington Sea Grant Receives Federal Funding to Track Aquaculture Production

January 27, 2021

National Sea Grant awarded $4.7 million total to strengthen the economics of the U.S. aquaculture industry 

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has been awarded $376,990 in federal funding for a project to collect and analyze data that will assist in sustainable shellfish aquaculture management and development. This is one of 12 research projects selected by the National Sea Grant College Program to advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses and provide the industry with important market information to ...

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Harmonizing with my Roots

November 20, 2020

Melissa Watkinson reflects on her Indigenous heritage and her new role at Washington Sea Grant

By Melissa Watkinson, Equity, Access and Community Engagement Lead

Heartbeats thump to the rhythm of the collective drum that echoes throughout downtown Seattle. Voices call, respond, and sing in unison. Tired feet lift up, taking long strides that are motivated by the need to move to the erupting sounds that rise along the winding concrete. Words roaring from our bellies, harmonizing with the ...

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Send Your Ideas: What Are the Best Pacific Northwest Oyster Stories?

October 19, 2020 

“Shuck, slurp, repeat.”

Washington Sea Grant is proud to announce its plan to revise and update the popular book, Heaven on the Half Shell: The Story of the Northwest’s Love Affair with the Oyster.

Heaven on the Half Shell tells the true story of oyster farming in the Pacific Northwest. Informative text and engrossing historic and contemporary photos showcase the efforts of pioneering aquaculturists, scientists, field technicians, oyster connoisseurs and others who ...

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Welcome To Our New Aquaculture Specialist

October 15, 2020

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is excited to welcome Nicole Naar as a new aquaculture specialist.

Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Nicole developed a love for marine science while spending summers at the beach. Although her interests shifted to social science while she attended college at Emory University, as an applied ...

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