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Spot Shrimp (Pandalus platyceros)

Commercial Fishery

In Alaska, spot shrimp are the primary species caught in Prince William Sound and the waters of Southeast Alaska. These shrimp are coveted for their large size and sweet taste.

Recreational Fishery

Lightweight pots are fished from boats to collect personal use shrimp. Small subsistence fisheries occur statewide.

Prince William Sound Shrimp (PDF 149 kB)


Reaching lengths of 12 inches, these shrimp are much larger than the average cocktail shrimp. Their large size makes them popular grilled or steamed and served whole, although they are also consumed raw as sushi.

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