• The Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology, (AKCRRAB), program is a coalition of university federal and stakeholder groups, formed in 2006 with the goals of adding to the scientific understanding of crab life history and ecology, as well as the eventual rehabilitation of depressed king crab stocks in Alaska. AKCRRAB intends to develop scientifically sound strategies for hatching rearing and out planting king crab in Alaska in order to help restore populations to self-sustainability. the initial focus is on red king crab in the Kodiak Island region and on blue king crab near the Pribilof Islands. The technology and life cycle information developed by AKCRRAB are transferable to other crab species and stocks. The partners view the efforts of AKCRRAB as important to the affected regions’ long-term economic development and sustainability.
  • Marine Advisory Program The Marine Advisory Program (MAP) is a university-based, statewide, outreach and technical assistance program designed to help Alaskans wisely develop, use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska’s marine and coastal resources.
  • ADF&G Mariculture In Alaska there is big talk of mariculture farming. The state is basically making tidelands available for a ten-year lease for people to apply for and raise shellfish. The Department of Fish and Game is hoping that the industry continues to expand to help increase revenue in depressed coastal communities.
  • Alaska Shell Fish Grower’s Association The Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association (ASGA) is a private nonprofit organization representing shellfish farmers and those interested in developing shellfish aquaculture in Alaska.
  • Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association, or SARDFA, is a private non-profit, economic development organization representing the harvest divers, processors, and communities of Southeast Alaska.