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 »

Request for Proposals

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) has issued the attached RFP for an economic analysis regarding the economic impact of a fully developed mariculture industry in Alaska.  The economic analysis will help inform the decisions to be made in the creation of a statewide strategic plan. Questions, please contact Julie Decker. … Read More »

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

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 »

AFDF’s RFP for $100 K in Salmon Grant Funding

AFDF's Board of Directors chose 4 of the 6 proposals submitted for funding, and project approval notices have gone out to: 1) Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association for a Salmon Industry Education & Awareness Campaign; 2) Port of Juneau for planning for a Direct Marketing facility for the Juneau Harbor; 3) Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for a "Kodiak Sustainable" campaign to raise … Read More »

AFDF has released an RFP for $100K in salmon grant funding.

Click here for more info and proposal template. … Read More »