Environmental Drivers of Harmful Algal Blooms at Oyster Farms in Alaska

This monitoring program builds off efforts started by the University of Alaska Fairbanks to evaluate water column variables, phytoplankton species (particularly HAB causing species including Alexandrium catenella), and oyster energy stores and toxin levels.

The goal is to empower oyster farmers in Alaska to selectively harvest, effectively deploy mitigation strategies, and prevent economic loss.

Principal Investigator / Project Partners:

  • Jordan Hollarsmith, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Salty Lady Seafood Company

Project Term: 2021 – 2023

Funding: NOAA Fisheries, Internal Call for Aquaculture Funds (ICAF)