Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc.

The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc. is commonly known as SSRAA (pronounced “Sarah”), is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is “to enhance and rehabilitate salmon production in southern Southeast Alaska to the optimum social and economic benefit of salmon users”. SSRAA was incorporated in 1976 and began operations in 1978.

A sustainable economic resource. Our hatchery-born, ocean-raised wild salmon are made available to commercial, sport, personal-use and subsistence fisheries of Southeast Alaska. We are proud to be part of Alaska’s salmon industry.

Our private non-profit programs are funded through commercial fishermen and regulated by the State of Alaska.  The hatchery program is designed to supplement natural salmon production, not to replace or displace it.

Economic impacts from returning hatchery salmon include upwards of 700 jobs and $70 million each year in southern Southeast Alaska.