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Washington Sea Grant achieved college status in 1971 and is based at the University of Washington. They are dedicated to improving the translation of research and scientific information into knowledge for use in the marine environment by communities, businesses, managers and the people of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest and the nation.

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Washington Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN WASHINGTON RESULTED IN*

$8.5M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

200

JOBS

9000

FISHERS ADOPT SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES

11000

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. Jobs = jobs created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Washington Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Washington Sea Grant Experts


Jason Toft

Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington – Jason studies the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He helped establish standardized protocols for the Shoreline Monitoring Toolbox and coordinates the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program Nearshore work group to increase communication on nearshore issues and improve restoration efforts.


"By understanding how urbanization has modified the natural environment, we hope to improve shoreline restoration for the ecological community and the people that depend on them."

Washington Stories and News

My Day with a Sea Grant Extension Professional

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My Day with a Sea Grant Extension Professional

Burrowing shrimp, pesticides, and off-bottom culture...Oh My!

The day started with a typical greeting one would expect when meeting someone for the first time. As we walked towards Paul’s aging truck, which I could only describe as “having lots of character,” I knew I was about to embark on an entertaining adventure.

 

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