The PNFHPC is an organization of technical and policy representatives from conservation agencies, Tribes, and commercial fish producers from the Pacific Northwest. Participation in the PNFHPC extends far beyond the voting members of the committee and includes valuable input from others in the region, including educational institutions, private and public research laboratories, resource managers, and conservation groups, to name a few.
The Committee originated as a forum, which operates on a consensus basis, to discuss and resolve fish issues, to disseminate research findings/educational material, and to communicate openly on all matters as the relate to production of health fish in the cultured and natural settings.
The PNFHPC Holds regular meetings twice a year. Additional meetings are called as needed to address special issues. Many subcommittees operate under the PNFHPC, including one organizing for the symposium Pathogens and Diseases of Fish in Aquatic Ecosystems:Implications in Fisheries Management.