Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) is a private, non-profit hatchery association 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.

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Our Mission

To ethically and professionally optimize salmon production in Area "E" for the long term well-being of all user groups.


PWSAC averages 43 percent of the total PWS salmon harvest volume and 45 percent of the total value


PWSAC impacts over 1,400 jobs and has an economic annual output over $192 million


PWSAC feeds 5,400 Alaskans each year in more than 50 Alaska communities