Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) is
a nonprofit corporation founded in 1974 by a local commercial
fishermen’s organization to optimize Alaska’s wild salmon resources.
PWSAC produces hatchery-born, ocean-raised wild salmon for
the commercial, sport, personal use and subsistence fisheries in
the Prince William Sound and Copper River regions.
With headquarters in Cordova, Alaska, PWSAC operates four
remote salmon hatcheries in Prince William Sound and one
on the Copper River in Paxson. About 600 million salmon fry
and smolt are produced for release into Pacific waters.
The returning adults benefit all user groups.
PWSAC operations are financed through the sale of fish
to processors and a salmon enhancement tax paid
by commercial fishermen.