Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
(PWSAC) is a non-profit 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.