58th Western Fish Disease Workshop


The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife invite you to attend the 58th Western Fish Disease Workshop on June 20-22, 2017 at the Suquamish Clearwater Resort. The resort is located on the breathtaking Kitsap Peninsula of Washington. Named after Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish Tribe, the county boasts over 250 miles of saltwater shoreline and many vibrant communities. Best of all, it’s easy to get there either by a scenic drive from Tacoma, or via the Washington State Ferry system.

The Western Fish Disease Workshop will be held on June 21-22, 2017. The workshop will be opened by our keynote speaker, Dr. Jim Winton (USGS Western Fisheries Research Center). In addition to presentations on pathogens and diseases of wild and cultured fish and shellfish, the workshop will feature a special session entitled The Day After Tomorrow: The Use of Antimicrobials and Alternatives in a Changing Regulatory Environment on Thursday, June 22nd. The Western Fish Disease Workshop will be preceded by a one day Continuing Education session on Quality Management System Training on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017. Now is the time to register for the workshop and CE session and reserve your lodging. Be forewarned that June is a popular tourist time on the Kitsap Peninsula so we encourage you to register and book your lodging early.


Registration for both the Western Fish Disease Workshop and the CE training session will close at 5pm PST on Friday, June 9 th , 2017 for planning purposes. We will not be accepting any registrations after that date.

Register on-line for the Workshop and Continuing Education Session by visiting wfdw.nwifc.org/registration.
Registration costs are as follows:

Workshop registration fee on or before May 26th$225
Workshop registration fee after May 26th$285
Student registration fee$100
Continuing Education registration fee$60
Guest Banquet tickets are available until June 9th$40
*WFDW registration fee include 5 meals: 2 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 banquet dinner. Also includes Proceeding’s Notebook and water bottle.
*CE registration fee includes lunch and CE notebook.


Due to a higher than expected turnout for the upcoming Western Fish Disease Workshop in June, we are close to using up all of the rooms that were set aside for our meeting at the Clearwater Resort in Suquamish, WA. If you have not reserved lodging yet for the meeting and are not able to get a room at the Resort, we have reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Poulsbo Inn (http://www.poulsboinn.com/) to handle the overflow. The Poulsbo Inn is located about 4.5 miles down the road from the Clearwater Resort. The block of rooms are reserved under the name “The Western Fish Disease Workshop” and are at the government rate of $91/night (double occupancy). The best way to reserve a room is by calling one of the following numbers (1-800-597-5151 or 1-360-779-392). If you reserve on line, make sure you note that you are with the Western Fish Disease Workshop to ensure that you get the government rate. Let me know if you have any questions. See the Venue & Accommodations  page for more details.


There is a lot to do in and around the Clearwater Resort and Casino. For more details on different activities to do go to wfdw.nwifc.org/activities.

We look forward to seeing all of you on June 20-22, 2017 at the meeting.

For additional information please contact:

Bruce Stewart
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
(360) 528-4338

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Ken Warheit
WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
(360) 902-2595