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Reporting Requirements

Nursery Reporting Requirements

A shellfish nursery permit holder permitted in Alaska has certain reporting requirements as part of their operation permit. These include the following: annual report and nursery specific report.

Annual Report

An annual report is due each calendar year and provides details to the department on the activities of the shellfish hatchery for the previous calendar year. The department must receive an annual report no later than January 31st of the following year.

Nursery Specific Report

A Shellfish Nursery Specific Report provides information on the shellfish transport shipments. The department provides forms for the Shellfish Spat Transport Shipment Log (PDF 47 kB) to help nursery managers provide data for the Shellfish Nursery Specific Report.


Hatchery Reporting Requirements

A shellfish hatchery permit holder permitted in Alaska has certain reporting requirements as part of their operation permit. These include the following: annual report, hatchery specific report, annual management plan, and a 5-year basic management plan. Currently, there is only one hatchery permitted to operate in Alaska; Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, located in Seward, Alaska, This is the only hatchery that can provide seed for indigenous species being used for culture at aquatic farm sites in the state.

Annual Report

An annual report is due each calendar year and provides details to the department on the activities of the shellfish hatchery for the previous calendar year. The department must received annual reports no later than January 31st of the following year.

Hatchery Specific Report

A Hatchery Specific Report provides information on the hatchery broodstock acquisitions, production by species, and shellfish transport shipments. The department provides forms for the Hatchery Broodstock Acquisition Summary Log (PDF 20 kB) , Hatchery Production Summary Log (PDF 37 kB), and the Shellfish Spat Transport Shipment Log (PDF 47 kB) to help hatchery managers provide data for the Hatchery Specific Report.

Annual Management Plan

An updated annual management plan is due to the department no later than January 15 of each year. The plan provides a summary of the hatchery operations planned activities for the upcoming calendar year. The plan must include the following:

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  • anticipated broodstock acquisition needs;
  • number of species to be collected;
  • location of species to be collected;
  • schedule of species collection;
  • anticipated transports;
  • projected availability of seedstocks for the upcoming year.

Basic Management Plan

A draft Basic Management Plan is used to manage the hatchery. The plan is a drafted in conjunction with departmental staff and the hatchery permit holder and approved by the commissioner and filed as an addendum to the current operation permit. Revisions are made whenever changes are necessary or at least every five years.