By Yereth Rosen
Alaska Beacon 

NOAA report sees opportunities and challenges for Alaska mariculture industry


October 12, 2022

Alaska has special opportunities for developing a thriving aquaculture industry, but also special challenges that stand in the way of such ambitions, according to a new strategic science plan issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The plan is intended to guide aquaculture-related research conducted over the next five years by NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

The report focuses on “the development of shellfish and algae aquaculture, also known as mariculture.” It adds, “This plan specifically includes shellfish (Pacific oysters, pinto abalone, king crab...

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