Alaska lawmakers are considering legalizing hatcheries to boost wild shellfish stocks like king crab and mussels. It’s an idea that’s been around since at least the 1990s, and the goal would be to replicate the economic success of Alaska’s enhanced salmon fisheries.

People are not the only ones who should worry about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Jul 8, 2020

Most coastal residents have heard about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning and the dangers that it poses to humans. But it’s not just people that can get sick or even die from eating toxic mussels, clams or other shellfish. Pet owners need to watch out for their pups too.

Community initiative to explore history of Kachemak Bay shellfish

Apr 25, 2019

Kachemak Bay was once abundant with crab, shrimp and other shellfish species. But by the early 1990s, populations hit rock bottom. Now, a scientist and a college student are hoping to find out more about what happened. But they’re not looking for clues in the water. They want to hear from fishermen and those who were in the fishing industry at that time.

Southeast researcher finds microplastics in Sitka mollusks

Feb 13, 2019

Researchers in Sitka have been looking at the impact of microplastics on local shellfish.

New technology allows monitoriing of ocean acidification as it occurs

By Johanna Eurich, Freelance Journalist – Anchorage

Alaska's Shellfish hatcheries are worried that they may have to shut down their operations like hatcheries further south did when waters got too acidic to grow healthy shellfish. Willey Evans, a researcher with the Hakai Institute in British Columbia is working with Aleutic Pride shellfish hatchery in Seward.