Project will look for ways to boost abalone numbers
September 7, 2022
There is only one species of abalone native to Alaska waters, and a new project is underway to try find ways to boost its depleted numbers.
An Alaska Abalone Recovery Working Group is brainstorming ideas for strengthening the state’s vulnerable population of pinto abalones, also known as Northern abalones or, to the Indigenous peoples of the region, Gunxaa and Gúlaa.
The working group includes representatives from state and federal agencies, tribal governments and others, including support from Alaska Sea Grant, a program based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks that provides marine e...