Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery on Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska



The Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery is the only shellfish hatchery in Alaska and is a division of Chugach Regional Resources Division (CRRC).

Its mission is to provide seed stock for the aquatic farm industry, develop seed for new species for aquatic farming, provide seed for shellfish enhancement projects and conduct research.

The hatchery utilizes protocols and techniques from around the world to produce shellfish larvae.

The hatchery has produced:

Bivalve Molluscs

  • Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas
  • Geoduck clams Panapea generosa
  • Basket cockle Clinocardium nuttallii
  • Pacific Razor clam Siliqua patula
  • Littleneck clam Protothaca staminea
  • Purple-hinged rock scallop Crassodoma gigantean
  • Butter clam Saxidomus gigantean


  • Blue king crab Paralithodes platypus
  • Red king crab Paralithodes camtschaticus


  • California sea cucumber Parastichopus californicus

Gastropod Mollusks

  • Pinto Abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana

 Chugach Regional Resources Commission

“A Tribal Organization Focusing on Natural Resource Issues affecting the Chugach Region of Alaska”
1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 150, Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 334-0113

Comments (2)

  • Lee Hall


    Hello there.
    My name is Lee Hall. I live here in Seward and have been interested in learning more about what is going on down there at the hatchery for a while, I’ve just never made it in. I met Jacqueline at the science “speed dating” function at Res Art back in November and learned a little about her work on acidification.
    I am wondering if it would be possible to get a tour of the facility at some point.


  • hatchery


    Greetings Lee,

    I remember meeting you. You are welcome to come down to the hatchery for a tour.
    Our number is 224-5181 and the best times to contact me is M-F 8:30-4:00.
    Your also welcome to email me at

    Thanks for your interest.
    Jacqueline Ramsay


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