May 20, 2021
The Cross-Pacific Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative has launched a new website to inform and bring communities together to enhance and grow sustainable coastal food systems.
Did you know that Hawaiian fish ponds once produced 400-600 pounds of fish per acre each year? Sustainable indigenous aquaculture has endured for millennia, and these systems will continue to unite ecosystems and cultures, as well as expand our food connections throughout the Pacific.
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 ...Read More
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 ...
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 ...Read More
October 13, 2020
Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is excited to announce that University of Washington graduate Andres Sheikh has been selected as the 2020–2021 WSG Keystone Fellow. Through the fellowship, he will spend the year working at the Puget Sound Partnership. He started his position earlier this month.
Launched last year, the WSG Keystone Fellowship seeks to build pathways into marine science, policy and related industry careers for individuals who are historically underrepresented in those fields. This paid fellowship offers a unique ...Read More
September 15, 2020
A Washington Sea Grant intern shares lessons from his summer here, and how he’s passing those lessons on through the Community Engagement Toolkit
By William Walker, Doris Duke Conservation Scholar
Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has been a leader in marine research, outreach and education for over 50 years. More recently, WSG has recognized the urgency of intersectionality in our conservation initiatives and has been thinking about how we make communities the ...Read More
July 27, 2020
Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is excited that William Walker is part of our team this summer as an intern with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington.
William is a junior studying sustainability, urban planning, and a French minor at Arizona State University. He is interested in environmental justice, institutional ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Sea Wolf Adventures takes passengers with disabilities to the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful places
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 ...