The Chignik Regional Aquaculture Association (CRAA) is a private nonprofit corporation formed in 1991 to protect, enhance, and rehabilitate Chignik salmon resources (area L) and improve the commercial fishery management and stock utilization. CRAA is funded by local area commercial salmon fishermen and through grants.
CRAA is committed to monitoring the stabilization of Black Lake through various studies funded either directly or through grant opportunities. Studies include the smolt outmigration study, the summer habitat study, the Black Lake physical study, and the in-season genetics study. CRAA is also keenly interested in fishery education at local schools as part of the smolt outmigration study.