Welcome to the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery

The Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Seward, AK began operations in 1992 to raise oyster seed for sale to the shellfish farms in the state of Alaska. Formerly managed by the Qutekcak Native Tribe, the Chugach Regional Resources Commission managed hatchery has now expanded its operations to include goeducks, cockles, razor clams, littleneck clams, mussels, and scallops. Research on the culture of blue king crab and red king crab is in its third year of development and promises to open the doors for discussion on the enhancement of these two important species. In addition, the University of Alaska and APSH are developing hatchery technology to produce sea cucumber juveniles.


The Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery is the only shellfish hatchery in Alaska. 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:


  • Pacific oyster Crossastrea gigas
  • Geoduck clams Panapea generosa
  • Basket cockle Clinocardium nuttallii
  • Pacific Razor clam Siliqua patula
  • Littleneck clam Protothaca staminea
  • Purple hinge rock scallop Crassodoma gigantea


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


  • California sea cucumber Parastichopus californicus


  • Pinto Abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana

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