Historical Conferences

The Conference

Since 1981, the Western Groundfish Conference has been a biennial forum showcasing current and ongoing research on the biology, fisheries,  ecology, habitats, assessment, and management of groundfishes in the eastern North Pacific and Arctic Oceans.


Technical Subcommittee of the Canada-US Groundfish Committee

Federal and regional fisheries management agencies along the west coast of North America (NOAA, DFO, CDFW, ODFW, WDFW, ADFG, PSMFC, PFMC, NPFMC, IPHC) meet annually as part of the Technical Subcommittee of the Canada-U.S. Groundfish committee.  This annual meeting provides an opportunity to share ongoing research, results, challenges and collaborations in the field of Groundfish population management and biology.  Their website (http://www.psmfc.org/tsc2/) provides a good resource to understand current research directions and issues being encountered by each member agency.


2016 – Newport, Oregon


2014 – Victoria, British Columbia


2012 – Seattle, Washington


2010 – Juneau, Alaska


2008 – Santa Cruz, California


2006 – Newport, Oregon


2004 – Victoria, British Columbia


2002 – Ocean Shores, Washington


2000 – Sitka, Alaska


1998 – Asilomar, California


1996 – Newport, Oregon


1994 – Nanaimo, British Columbia


1992 – Union, Washington  


1989 – Monterey, California


1987 – Gleneden Beach, Oregon


1985 – Union, Washington


1983 – Pacific Grove, California


1981 – Glendale Beach, Oregon