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Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is in its 35th year of working on behalf of the fishing industry in Alaska. We have a long track record of working with Federal and state fisheries management agencies, the fishing industry, and the scientific community to find ways to bring greater economic value and conservation. Having its impetus from language in the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act originally passed in 1976, allowing for the formation of regional fisheries development corporations for the purpose of building infrastructure for the newly claimed fisheries resources, this foundation has had a productive and beneficial effect on Alaska’s finfish and shellfish treasures. With projects as varied as building the first shore-based Surimi plant in Kodiak in the mid 1980’s, Steller sea lion research, octopus tagging to assess the potential for a entry level commercial fishery, acting as liaison between Beechnut and industry to develop salmon baby food, and becoming the client for MSC certification of sustainability for Pacific cod as well as being requested by industry to become client for salmon certification, AFDF has continued its role in supporting all facets of the commercial fishing industry in Alaska.

Current Projects

Fishing Vessel Energy Audit Pilot Project – Helping You Save Money!

As a part of a continuing efforts to reduce energy consumption and costs for Alaskans, the State of Alaska appropriated $250,000 to AFDF to implement … Read More »

Fishing Vessel Energy Audit Preliminary Results

Commercial fishing vessel owners and operators in Kodiak are invited to hear preliminary results of the “Fishing Vessel Energy Audit Pilot Project”. … Read More »

21st Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood

Since 1994, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation has conducted the Alaska Symphony of Seafood celebrating creative and innovative seafood … Read More »

Winners of the 21st Alaska Symphony of Seafood

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation Announces winners of the 21st Alaska Symphony of Seafood February 19, 2014 Download Press Release (PDF) … Read More »