Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery on Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska



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 fromĀ 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 hinge rock scallop Crassodoma gigantea


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


  • California sea cucumber Parastichopus californicus

Gastropod Mollusks

  • Pinto Abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana

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