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Fishing Vessel Energy Audits Completed

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Pacific cod sustainability certification underway

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2014 Winners of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood – Tilgner’s Ruby Red Smoked Sockeye

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Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation announced the winners of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood - an annual contest for new products made from Alaska seafood. The competition enlists chefs and industry experts to pick the best new seafood products each year. The winners were announced at the Gala Soiree in Anchorage on February 13, 2014, where contestants, industry representatives, media and … Read More »

Alaska Mariculture Initiative recommended for NOAA funds!

NOAA has recommended AFDF receive Saltonstall-Kennedy grant funding for the Alaska Mariculture Initiative which will expedite the development of the mariculture industry in Alaska through a strategic planning process. The vision of the Initiative is to grow a $1 billion industry in thirty years. For more information, view the Concept Paper. … Read More »

Winners of the 21st Alaska Symphony of Seafood

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Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation Announces winners of the 21st Alaska Symphony of Seafood February 19, 2014 Download Press Release (PDF) … 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”. All gear groups are welcome. For more information see the flyer: Fishing Vessel Energy Audit Preliminary Results … Read More »

The Promise of the Arctic

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When: May 29 & 30, 2013 Where: Bell Harbor Convention Center – Seattle The economic potential of the Arctic is one of the ‘hottest’ topics on the national—and international—economic agenda. But what is the true potential? The Promise of the Arctic is a policy-driven conference that seeks to explore the opportunities—and honestly expose the challenges—of the harsh Arctic environment. The … Read More »

MSC Certification Update – April 2013

Pacific Cod Certification Update Dear AFDF P cod working group, We are in preparation for the 3rd Annual Surveillance Audit for Marine Stewardship Council’s certification of sustainability for the Pacific cod fishery in Alaska. One of the steps in preparation is collecting the pro rata shares from the participating primary processors and fishing groups that are supporting the … Read More »

20th Anniversary Alaska Symphony of Seafood Winners of New Products Contest

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Copper River Seafoods wins with their Zesty Grill Sockeye Salmon ANCHORAGE (Feb. 24, 2013) — The 20th Anniversary Alaska Symphony of Seafood announced today the winners of its annual New Products Contest judging event held in Seattle. The competition enlists chefs and industry experts to pick the best new seafood products each year. The winners were announced Saturday at the Gala Soiree in … Read More »

WANTED: Vessel Owners & Energy Auditors for Fishing Vessel Energy Audit Pilot Project

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The high cost of fuel is a challenge that affects the entire seafood industry. Over 8,000 commercial fishing vessels are licensed in Alaska. The operation of fishing vessels accounts for a large percentage of the fuel consumption in the seafood industry. This is a significant area to target for energy efficiency and fuel savings. In response to high fuel costs, the Alaska Fisheries Development … Read More »