Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute (APMI) conducts research and development to enhance the use of mariculture techniques throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
APMI cultures a number of different bivalve and gastropod species in collaboration with numerous entities with the goal of enhancing shellfish populations and mariculture opportunities throughout the Northern Pacific region. Species include Razor Clams, Purple Hinged Rock Scallops, Pinto Abalone, Geoducks, Littleneck (Steamer) Clams, Softshell Clams, Butter Clams, Oysters, Cockles, and Chitons (Bidarkis).
APMI is the flagship location for a unique mariculture research and development program to establish a mariculture model for Alaskan King Crab through the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology (AKCRRAB) Program.
APMI is exploring culture techniques for Southeast Alaskan stocks of California Sea Cucumbers with the goal of establishing a mariculture and enhancement model for this economically important species.
In collaboration with several entities across Alaska, APMI is working on economically viable models for early stage kelp farming. APMI provides seed string "starts" for budding kelp farms statewide, and is excited to support a rapidly growing new industry.