The Western Groundfish Conference was held April 26-30 in Juneau and was a huge success owing to the participation of many. There were 170 participants representing fisheries agencies, academic institutions , industry, and NGOs from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii and Alaska.
The Organizing Committee thanks the sponsors of this event: NOAA, ADF&G, IPHC, Alaska State Museum, Alaskan Brewing Company, Lotek, Finsight, Sitka Sound Science Center, Floy Tag, Allen Marine, The Alaska Club, and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The Organizing Committee are also especially grateful to the many local businesses who generously donated items to the conference: Alaska General Store, Alaska Fly Fishing Goods, All Fired Up!, Gallery of the North, Granite Alaska, Hummingbird Hollow, Jerry's Meats & Seafoods, Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, Mt. Juneau Trading Post, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Pie-in-the-Sky, Rie Muoz Gallery, Rufus K. Page, Bear's Lair, Heritage Coffee and Ray Troll Art. This conference ran smoothly owing to several businesses and individuals who provided conference support, including: Abby's Kitchen, Creativation, Centennial Hall, Juneau Arts and Cultural Center, Shoshanna Love, Zen Restaurant, Goldbelt Hotel, Thane Ore House, Printing Trade Company, Alaska Outdoor Wearhouse and Embroidery, Mr. Whitekeys, First Student Bus Co., Shattuck and Grummett Insurance, and Creative Source.
Additionally, the Organizing Committee thanks Kim Mathers, Jennifer Mondragon, John Olson, and Matt Eagleton. Finally, yet importantly, we thank all the student volunteers, raffle team, and other volunteers who graciously donated their time to help make this event possible.
Our sincere gratitude to you all.
The WGC Organizing Committee 2008-2010: Doris Alcorn, Dave Carlile, Dave Clausen, Jason Gasper, Dana Hanselman, Jon Heifetz, Florence Johnson, Chris Lunsford, Pat Malecha, Kristen Munk, Katie Palof, Phil Rigby, Cara Rodgveller, Tom Rutecki, Kalei Shotwell, Jennifer Stahl, Cindy Tribuzio