Washington Shellfish Import Advisory Committee

The Washington Shellfish Import Advisory Committee (SIAC) provides a forum for discussion of important shellfish disease and pest management issues. The Committee provides critical expertise and perspective in making recommendations to advise the WDFW shellfish disease control program.  These policy and management recommendations are also used to inform the WDFW Director and the Fish and Wildlife Commission of emerging shellfish disease control issues.

The SIAC is a mandate of WAC 220-370-210 and consists of seven members, one each representing WDFW, the Washington Department of Agriculture, the aquatic farmers of Washington, the federally-recognized Treaty tribes, private displayers of aquatic invertebrates, an aquatic invertebrate ecologist, and an aquatic invertebrate disease control specialist.

Mission statement

Supporting sound, science-based shellfish disease control policy for the good of Washington's wild and cultured shellfish resources and the stakeholders that value them.

Meeting calendar

Date Location Meeting materials
Dec. 6, 2018
Conference call
Nov. 1, 2018
Point No Point Treaty Council, Poulsbo, WA
Apr. 30, 2018
Port Orchard, WA