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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

Message from the Executive Director, Julie Decker

Fall season is here, which means “meeting season” is also here for the seafood industry. … Read More »

Iceland Ocean Cluster continues to impress:

The Alaska Division of Economic Development (DED) and the Juneau Economic Development … Read More »

Time to Execute the Plan

One of my favorite quotes from Henry Ford is, “Vision without execution is just … Read More »

MSC P-Cod Certification

Bob Trumble of MRAG has filed a “variation request” to extend the P cod certifications … Read More »

RFM Certification

At its most recent meeting, the ASMI Board approved all of the recommendations of the RFM … Read More »

AK Dept. of Commerce releases new promotion & study

In September, the Alaska Department of Commerce released a new study: Trends and … Read More »

Alaska Chamber

The Alaska Chamber recently adopted a policy position regarding mariculture sponsored by … Read More »

Pacific Marine Expo Presentation

For the first time, real energy audits have been conducted on small commercial fishing … Read More »

Alaska Mariculture Initiative (AMI) – Economic Analysis to Inform a Statewide Strategic Plan

Most recent news - Three proposals were received from the following companies: Northern … Read More »

Beyond the Plate – New Category Announced

AFDF announced the 2015 Alaska Symphony of Seafood which will include a new category … Read More »