2010 17th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood

2010 SOS Logo

The 17th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood new seafood products contest has been funded and the Call for Products has been distributed by Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF). For the last 16 years, with the help of several generous industry sponsors such as Alaska Seafood Marketing Board, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Trident Seafoods, American … Read More »

Sponsorship of “Energy Use in Fisheries” conference in Seattle, November 14 – 17, 2010

AFDF has requested funding through AKSSF to provide sponsorship for the International Symposium on Energy Use in Fisheries in Seattle, November 14 – 17, 2010. • Keynotes, plenary with invited speakers, special sessions with panel discussion, concurrent oral sessions, poster session. Click here for more information » … Read More »

AFDF’s RFP for $100 K in Salmon Grant Funding

AFDF's Board of Directors chose 4 of the 6 proposals submitted for funding, and project approval notices have gone out to: 1) Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association for a Salmon Industry Education & Awareness Campaign; 2) Port of Juneau for planning for a Direct Marketing facility for the Juneau Harbor; 3) Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for a "Kodiak Sustainable" campaign to raise … Read More »

AFDF takes over as Client for MSC certification of Sustainability for Alaskan Salmon

Marine Stewarship

The Alaskan salmon fishery originally received the certification of sustainability from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in 2000, and was recertified in October 2007 with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) as the client. The original certifier was Scientific Certification Systems; they also were contracted to conduct the 5-year recertification in 2007. After the recertification … Read More »

UFA’s Commercial Fishing and Seafood Interties w/ Anchorage

UFA with support from Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, is holding an informational celebration of commercial fishing with presentations by industry representatives @ Clarion Suites, Anchorage, on Tuesday, September 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by a seafood … Read More »

Pacific Salmon: What They Mean To Alaska and Alaskans

Spawning Sockeye School

AFDF recently submitted a proposal under the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund (AKSSF) “Outreach and Education” grant program administered by Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCED). The project is to produce a 1-hour DVD raising public awareness and educating interested parties to the importance of Pacific salmon to the State of Alaska and its residents from … Read More »