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 »

Salmon Protein Powder – Product & Market Development

AFDF submitted a grant proposal to the NOAA Saltonstall Kennedy program for a collaborative project with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). The goal of the project is to support the development of a new byproduct from seafood waste in coordination with development of a new market for such a product. If funded, 10,000 pounds of human-grade seafood protein powder would be manufactured … Read More »

Maritime Works

For several years, AFDF has been working with maritime businesses, the University of Alaska, Alaska Departments of Labor and Education, and others on the issue of workforce development for Alaska maritime industry. In 2015, AFDF became the fiscal agent for an advisory group representing maritime businesses called Maritime Works. AFDF, on behalf of Maritime Works, also received a grant from the … Read More »

MSC certification of Pacific cod

AFDF is pleased to announce the successful completion of five-year re-certification of the Pacific cod fishery under the MSC program. Because the Pacific cod fishery has been re-certified with no conditions, the fishery has reached a “Surveillance Level 1”, which means the audit schedule will be greatly reduced. Out of four surveillance audits, only one will require an on-site visit, one will … Read More »

RFM certification of Pacific cod

As the Client, AFDF also managed the completion the 2nd annual surveillance audit (ASA) of the Pacific cod fishery. As a result, the Pacific cod fishery maintains RFM certification for all regions and all gear types across Alaska. The final report can be viewed online here. During 2016, AFDF is planning to complete the 3rd ASA for Pacific cod in coordination with the Alaska pollock and flatfish … Read More »

RFM certification of Alaska salmon

Acting as Client for Alaska salmon in 2015, AFDF is pleased to announce the completion of the 3rd annual surveillance audit (ASA). As a result, the Alaska salmon fishery maintains RFM certification for all regions, all gear types, and all salmon species. The final report can be viewed online here. At this time, no other certification besides RFM covers all Alaska salmon statewide. The 4th ASA … Read More »

RFM certification

In 2015, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board of Directors adopted improvements to the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program. AFDF has entered into an MOU with ASMI to serve as the Client for the certification of both the Pacific cod and Alaska salmon fisheries. As a re-cap, ASMI has been administering and acting as the Client for Alaska’s … Read More »

Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase 2

  Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase 2 AFDF was awarded a grant from NOAA to further efforts to help fishermen reduce fuel costs on vessels. In Phase 2, AFDF will collaborate with Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA) to conduct additional vessel energy audits, improve a beta-version of an Energy Analysis Tool, finalize a fishermen-friendly online version of this … Read More »

Alaska Mariculture Initiative (AMI) – Economic Analysis completed

Phase I of the Economic Analysis to Inform the Alaska Mariculture Initiative has been completed and can be viewed here. Phase I is a set of case studies which looks at examples of successful mariculture industries around the world and how they may relate to the development of Alaska’s industry. Presentations of the results of Phase I and other mariculture development topics have been given during … Read More »

Alaska Symphony of Seafood – More improvements in 2016

The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is an annual competition for new products made using Alaska Seafood. 2016 marks the 23rd consecutive year for this popular event, and AFDF is planning to make it one of the best events so far. In 2015, the Symphony added a new category of products called, Beyond the Plate, which included consumer-ready products made with parts of Alaska seafood which would … Read More »