Early closure alert!
The Aquarium will close early on Thanksgiving Day, November 26: last entry at 3pm; exhibits close at 4pm. The gift store will be open during business hours and the café will be closed.

Marine Policy and Marine Conservation Network

Marine Policy

The Seattle Aquarium works to conserve the region’s marine environment as a convener and connector of conservation awareness and action.

Marine Policy Document Library
Name Owner Date  
Joint Aquarium letter on H.R. 1335   Pamela A. Lamon 6/1/2015 3:58:15 PM    

Letter to Governor Inslee 5.28.15   Pamela A. Lamon 6/1/2015 3:57:06 PM    

Initiative 1401 press release   Pamela A. Lamon 5/15/2015 1:55:27 PM    
Support to place I-1401 on the ballot and protect endangered species.

WDFW Proposal to Section 6 Grant Program   Hector Ramos 12/3/2014 6:52:41 PM    

Marine Disease ER Act   Hector Ramos 12/3/2014 6:52:01 PM    

Green Marine Letter of Support   Hector Ramos 12/3/2014 6:51:15 PM    

Pacific Remote Islands National Monument   Hector Ramos 10/14/2014 6:29:15 PM    
Support for the decision to expand Pacific Remote Islands National Monument (PRINM)​ and increase protections for its unique marine ecosystem.

Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup   Pamela A. Lamon 10/21/2013 11:53:10 AM    
Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup Public Hearings

New Octopus Protection Areas in Puget Sound   Pamela A. Lamon 10/9/2013 9:18:44 AM    
Seattle Aquarium applauds new Octopus Protection Areas in Puget Sound

Shark Conservation Act of 2010   Pamela A. Lamon 9/19/2013 3:52:23 PM    
Proposed rule to implement the provisions of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 (SCA)—NOAA-NMFS-2012-0092 July 25, 2013
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Washington Climate Declaration

We are proud to be a signer of the Washington Climate Declaration, which states that tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century. Read more and sign it here.

Marine Conservation Network

As an element of its mission, in the fall of 2011 the Aquarium acted to convene the leaders of the major organizations engaged in the conservation of Puget Sound. Now called the Marine Conservation Network, the Aquarium brings the network together to facilitate mutual awareness, cooperation and action among organizations dedicated to recovering and conserving the Puget Sound marine environment.

Current members include:


Advocates of the ocean and Puget Sound

The Aquarium's mission of inspiring conservation of our marine environment is shared with all advocates for Puget Sound and the ocean, leading to great partnership opportunities. Visit these web sites to learn more and find out how you can help: