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.
The Groundfish Anthem – Traditionally the attendees of the Western Groundfish Conference are lead in song on Day One by none-other-than Milton Love.
2018 – Seaside, California
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
1986 – Sitka, Alaska
1985 – Union, Washington
1983 – Pacific Grove, California
1981 – Gleneden Beach, Oregon