AFDF Member Spotlight: Al Burch

 Al Burch, AFDF Board Member # 1   ...Decades of service and sage advice "Here's the Marigold, our first commercial shrimp boat," says Al Burch, taking a stroll down Memory Lane in his Kodiak office, cluttered with all manner of memorabilia. "It was built in 1898 as a sailing yacht. It was owned by Rex Beach (author of The Silver Horde) at one time, and silent film actress Clara Bow. … Read More »

Dates for the 19th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood Set

        Judging event and reception for our 19th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood new products contest will be held in Seattle on Thursday, February 2, 2012, followed by Gala Soirée and Awards Ceremony in Anchorage on Friday, February 10, 2012. The event's multiple locations give fisheries and seafood promoters the opportunity to introduce new and innovative … Read More »

From AFDF “Lodestar” Newsletter Archive: What is the Saltonstall-Kennedy Act of 1954?

October 1979 This act directs the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer annually to the Secretary of Commerce, from funds made available under the terms of section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (7 U.S.C. 612c) an amount equal to 30 percent of the gross receipts from customs duties collected on fisheries products. Such funds are to be maintained in a separate fund and used by the … Read More »

MSC Certification Updates – December 2011

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Salmon Certification Update This is an update on the MSC certification of Alaska salmon assumed by AFDF in February 2010 from Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). Since that time, AFDF has conducted site visits for the 2nd (2009), 3rd (2010) and 4th (2011) Annual Surveillance Audits (ASA) and has also scheduled the site visit for the 2nd Recertification for January 23rd - 25th, … Read More »