GSAS: Nearby Aquarium Clubs
There are many
aquarium societies throughout the US and the rest of the world.
Here are some within driving distance of Seattle, listed in order of
- The Greater Portland Aquarium Society is a jaunt to the south. These guys have a large member
base and a very functional Breeders Award Program. In the past, some of us liked to
make the three hour trek to their meetings or their annual show and
auction in the fall. They don’t have the annual show anymore, though. :(
- Northwest Killies
- Northwest Killies is a virtual aquarium society that meets
in various locations throughout the Pacific Northwest (though
they are mostly based around Portland). NWK has hosted several West Coast Weekends, and even an AKA Convention.
- The Vancouver Aquatic
Hobbyist Society (formerly the Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Club) are most known for their annual auction
in the fall, for which some GSAS’ers make the trek across the Canadian border. They recently were
incorporated as a society. We’ve shared a few big-name speakers with VAHS in the past couple years.
The Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club is based in the Portland
Oregon / Vancouver Washington part of the United States. The
purpose of the club is to promote, create and enlarge the hobby
of keeping, breeding, appreciating, and exhibiting Koi and
The Puget Sound Aquarium Society is committed to the
preservation of the world’s reefs while maintaining a
Upcoming regional events
Check out Susan’s Pacific Northwest Aquarium Calendar for what’s happening in the area.