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

Salmon Protein Powder – Product & Market Development

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

Maritime Works

For several years, AFDF has been working with maritime … Read More »

MSC certification of Pacific cod

AFDF is pleased to announce the successful completion of … Read More »

RFM certification of Pacific cod

As the Client, AFDF also managed the completion the 2nd … Read More »

RFM certification of Alaska salmon

Acting as Client for Alaska salmon in 2015, AFDF is pleased … Read More »

RFM certification

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

Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase 2

  Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase … Read More »

Alaska Mariculture Initiative (AMI) – Economic Analysis completed

Phase I of the Economic Analysis to Inform the Alaska … Read More »

Alaska Symphony of Seafood – More improvements in 2016

The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is an annual competition for … Read More »

Message from the Executive Director

January marked two years since I became AFDF’s Executive … Read More »

Iceland Ocean Cluster continues to impress:

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

Time to Execute the Plan

One of my favorite quotes from Henry Ford is, “Vision … Read More »

MSC P-Cod Certification

Bob Trumble of MRAG has filed a “variation request” to … Read More »

RFM Certification

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

AK Dept. of Commerce releases new promotion & study

In September, the Alaska Department of Commerce released a … Read More »