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.
- Learn more about Naukati (aka Naukati Bay or Naukati West)
- Learn more about Southeast Alaska shellfish farming from the University of Alaska’s Sea Grant Program
- View photos from the oyster nursery
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau