Developing Alaska’s seafood industry since 1978.

AFDF’s mission is to turn challenges into opportunities by applying research and development and balancing economic benefits with sustainability principles.

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Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) has served the Alaska seafood industry since 1978. AFDF represents harvesters, processors and support sector businesses. AFDF works on behalf of industry to identify problems common to the seafood industry and collaborates with coastal communities, research institutes and government agencies to develop effective solutions with shared benefits.

Current Projects & News

AFDF Co-Hosts Meeting on Utilization of Crustacean Shells

In collaboration with organizations such as the Iceland Ocean Cluster and ASMI, AFDF will … Read More »

Like us on Facebook

AFDF is now on Facebook. Search for “Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation” and like … Read More »

Pick.Click.Give. Double your Dividend

Alaskans can DOUBLE YOUR DIVIDEND! When you file for your Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), … Read More »

Salmon Protein Powder – Product & Market Development

AFDF submitted a grant proposal to the NOAA Saltonstall Kennedy program for a … Read More »

Maritime Works

For several years, AFDF has been working with maritime businesses, the University of … Read More »

MSC certification of Pacific cod

AFDF is pleased to announce the successful completion of five-year re-certification of the … Read More »

RFM certification of Pacific cod

As the Client, AFDF also managed the completion the 2nd annual surveillance audit (ASA) of … Read More »

RFM certification of Alaska salmon

Acting as Client for Alaska salmon in 2015, AFDF is pleased to announce the completion of … Read More »

RFM certification

In 2015, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board of Directors adopted … Read More »

Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase 2

AFDF was awarded a grant from NOAA to further efforts to help fishermen reduce fuel costs … Read More »

Alaska Mariculture Initiative (AMI) – Economic Analysis completed

Phase I of the Economic Analysis to Inform the Alaska Mariculture Initiative has been … Read More »

Alaska Symphony of Seafood – More improvements in 2016

The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is an annual competition for new products made using Alaska … Read More »

Message from the Executive Director

January marked two years since I became AFDF’s Executive Director. Over these past two … Read More »