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Alaska Aquaculture Resources

Publications, presentations, videos, and helpful links for the aquaculture industry.
Mariculture Frequently Asked Questions
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska Department of Fish and Game FAQs: Oysters can grow very well in cold water if there is abundant, high-quality plankton. Many estuaries in Alaska produce so much high-quality plankton during certain times of the year that Alaska shellfish can match growth achieved by shellfish raised in warmer waters of the Pacific Northwest. Cold, clean water also reduces bacterial contamination, extending shelf life and assuring safety when eating cultured oysters, especially when consumed raw.

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