Alaska Fisheries and Aquaculture Associations and Organizations
The jobs you have read about on the previous pages (fish culturists, fish biologists) are positions that you can find in Alaska’s aquaculture industry. If you read the information then you know that – in general – workers in this industry are focused on fisheries enhancement. If Alaska’s fishing industry got by on wild fish alone, there would be far fewer salmon to harvest. So hatchery raised fish are very important.
Here’s an interest factoid: aquaculture is the largest growing sector of U.S. agriculture.
Farmed seafood is in high demand. The largest sector of the aquaculture industry in the U.S. is the catfish sector.
Keep in mind that fish culturists and fisheries biologists don’t work solely in Alaska. Hatchery work and fish farming is a worldwide endeavor creating job opportunities globally.
To find a directory of aquaculture associations in the United States, see the National Aquaculture Association webpage. Also, the World Aquaculture Society is another good place to find industry information as a whole. The World Aquaculture Society has members in over 100 countries.
All associations listed below are private, nonprofit associations in Alaska.
Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association
Department of Human Resources
40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road
Kenai, AK 99611
Douglas Island Pink and Chum
2697 Channel Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association
P.O. Box 3407
Kodiak, AK 99615
• No calls please; send a letter of interest.
Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
P.O. Box 1110
Cordova, AK 99574
PWS Aquaculture Corporation owns the largest hatchery in the world and operates five hatcheries in Alaska.
Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association
14 Borch Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Valdez Fisheries Development Association
PO Box 125
Valdez, AK 99686
No calls please; send a letter of interest.