The Chugach Regional Resources Commission (CRRC ) is the contractor of the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery. The Hatchery was constructed by the State of Alaska from funds from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and originally contracted to Quteckak Native Tribe of Seward. The operational contract was transferred to CRRC in 1996 and the ownership of the facility was transferred to the City of Seward.
“The Mission of the Chugach Regional Resources Commission is to promote Tribal sovereignty and the protection of our subsistence lifestyle through the development and implementation of Tribal natural resource management programs to assure the conservation, sustainable economic development, and stewardship of the natural resources in the traditional use areas of the Chugach Region”.
CRRC has been instrumental in developing the shellfish mariculture industry in Alaska. It has operated oyster farms, constructed Alaska’s first FLUPSY’s tidal and powered, conducted littleneck clam farming and enhancement, cockle grow out research, razor clam enhancement projects and is presently exploring the potential for geoduck farming in Southcentral Alaska.