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Alaska Mariculture Initiative News Articles

Rubino, Knapp lay out ‘political economics’ of U.S. aquaculture The last frontier: The challenges ahead for Alaskan mariculture The last frontier: Growing mariculture in Alaska Mariculture initiative could boost shellfish farms Governor Walker Establishes Mariculture Task Force Walker orders mariculture task force Boston Show blog: Recap on three hectic days here BC Fish Farms Look … Read More »

Symphony of Seafood News Articles

A Fishy Flavored Baby Food Favored by All Ages Baby food entry is Symphony's grand prize winner Meet the new baby food company making a big splash in seafood Halibut baby food wins Alaska new product competition Meet the mom behind Alaska’s award-winning fish-flavored baby food Deckhand Seafoods' smoked herring takes first in foodservice at Symphony of Seafood Bambino's Baby Food's … Read More »

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AFDF is now on Facebook. Search for “Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation” and like AFDF’s Facebook page to get AFDF updates in your newsfeed. … Read More »

Pick.Click.Give. Double your Dividend

Alaskans can DOUBLE YOUR DIVIDEND! When you file for your Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), choose to donate at least $25 to a non-profit (like AFDF) and you will be entered into a drawing to win a second PFD. Ten lucky Alaskans will win. The program is called Pick.Click.Give. If you have already filed, it is easy to log on again and choose a cause that matters to you. A small donation can make a … Read More »

Message from the Executive Director

January marked two years since I became AFDF’s Executive Director. Over these past two years, the AFDF Board and staff have grown the organization’s work. I am pleased to report on the following eight projects listed below: Alaska Symphony of Seafood – 2016 Alaska Mariculture Initiative Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase II RFM certification of Alaska salmon RFM … Read More »

Message from the Executive Director, Julie Decker

Fall season is here, which means “meeting season” is also here for the seafood industry. In the month of September, I attended the following meetings on behalf of AFDF: Southeast Conference, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, United Fishermen of Alaska, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Alaska Chamber, Alaska Sea Grant Advisory Committee, and the Industry Advisory Committee of the … Read More »

Time to Execute the Plan

One of my favorite quotes from Henry Ford is, “Vision without execution is just hallucination.” Now that we have a vision – the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan – it is time to begin executing the plan. On September 25, the Industry Advisory Committee which provides input into this plan met and discussed how to begin implementation of the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan. … Read More »

MSC P-Cod Certification

Bob Trumble of MRAG has filed a “variation request” to extend the P cod certifications until April 24, 2015. This will assure there are no issues with the certification. … Read More »

RFM Certification

At its most recent meeting, the ASMI Board approved all of the recommendations of the RFM Task Force regarding improvements to its Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification. AFDF intends to apply to become a client for RFM certification of both the Pacific cod and salmon fisheries. If ASMI approves AFDF’s applications to become a client for these fisheries, the first step would be … Read More »

AK Dept. of Commerce releases new promotion & study

In September, the Alaska Department of Commerce released a new study: Trends and Opportunities in the Alaska Maritime Industrial Support Sector . The study explores the areas with the highest growth potential in the Maritime Industrial Support Sector. The Dept. also created new digital artwork and posters that symbolizes the strong and growing maritime industry in Alaska. The poster also … Read More »