Jim Warren was transferred to the region by USFWS to coordinate efforts.
Inaugural meeting of the PNFHPC was held in Portland, OR on January 24.
Research Priorities Subcommittee was formed to assist Bonnevile Power Administration in identifying need fish health research for salmonids in the Columbia River Basin.
Whirling Disease was found in Oregon for the first time- PNFHPC holds an emergency meeting.
The Model Fish Health Policy endorsed by consensus of voting members on January 1.
California Dept. of Fish and Game officially becomes member of PNFHPC.
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHS) was identified in Washington.
PNFHPC sponsors a special symposium to identify management strategies for VHS.
Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game joins PNFHPC.
FDA takes malachite green from our medicine chest and changes policies on how drugs will be used in aquaculture. PNFHPC responds by forming the Subcommittee on Theraputants (SCOT) to deal with the issue.
PNFHPC adds structure to pathogen reporting format. Continues publishing informational bulletins and distributing them throughout the region to fish health professionals.
Jim Warren retires as Executive Secretary. He is replaced by Ray Brunson.
PNFHPC identifies need to effectively coordinate FDA drug use permits (INADs) in region. SCOT becomes defunct, Western INAD Project (WRIP) is created.
Whirling disease is found in the Madison River, Montana.
Idea for a symposium of diseases in aquatic ecosystems spawned.
The parasite which causes Whirling disease is found in southeast Washington.
PNFHPC sponsors symposium, Pathogens and Diseases of Fish in Aquatic Ecosystems: Implications in Fisheries Management.
PNFHPC lends support genetic research proposal on Renibacterium salmoninarum. Results of this and other supporters result in research by Strom et.al. that sequences the R. salmoninarum genome.
PNFHPC revises Charter to allow two year terms for Chair and Vice-chair.
PNFHPC donates $1000 to 47th Western Fish Disease Conference.
Final report on results of PNFHPC funded effort to ensure ELISA-BKD antisera can be accessed by PNFHPC members. This effort is the culmination of nearly four years of PNFHPC involvement in this essential reagent.
PNFHPC issues Resolution on dangers and restriction needed to contain new strain of VHSV type IVb found in the Great Lakes region.
PNFHPC issues revised Model Program.
PNFHPC is still active and going strong.