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Alaska Aquaculture Resources

Publications, presentations, videos, and helpful links for the aquaculture industry.
Alaskan Mariculture Diversification, Innovation and Technology Transfer
General Information
Carter Newell, Ph.D., Bobbi P Hudson, Gary Freitag

Shellfish farming in Alaska has grown to a value of about $1 million since 1990. Growers cite seed availability, slow growth rates, labor costs, outdated technology, shipping costs, and harmful algal bloom closures as limiting profitability. There is a huge potential for growth and improvement, with Alaska's vast growing areas and the excellent reputation of Alaska seafood.

Sue Keller
Background photo: Kenai Range from Katchemak Bay.
Photo credit: Wonderlane, Seattle, WA.