MSC Salmon Program Press Release

 January 17, 2012 Press Release AFDF has received letters from eight major primary salmon processors advising AFDF they are phasing out their financial support for the Marine Stewardship Council salmon certification program. Collectively these processors account for approximately 72% of the Alaska salmon harvest. They have given us notice they will support the MSC program for Alaska salmon … Read More »

MSC Certification Updates – December 2011

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 »

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

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 »

Pacific Salmon: What They Mean To Alaska and Alaskans

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 »