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.
Optimize salmon production in the Prince William Sound for all user groups, including commericial, sport, personal use and subsistence
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