Prince of Wales nursery spurs oyster farming

Baby oysters by the handful in southeast Alaska. Click the photo to see three photos from the nursery. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

Alaska shellfish farmers are getting a boost from a small nursery on Prince of Wales Island. A community-based operation in Naukati raises oysters from tiny, sand-grain dots to a size easier to raise in net pens. Backers say the operation is helping develop the state’s aquaculture industry while building the former logging camp’s local economy.

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau