Events/Conferences

Message from the Executive Director, Julie Decker

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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 »

Pacific Marine Expo Presentation

Pacific Marine Expo

For the first time, real energy audits have been conducted on small commercial fishing vessels in Alaska. The results were incorporated into an“Energy Analysis Tool” to be used by fishermen to help analyze energy usage of all systems onboard and potential savings achieved by making operational or equipment changes. During Pacific Marine Expo, an expert vessel engineer (Mike Gaffney of Alaris … Read More »

2015 Alaska Symphony of Seafood

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Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced today that it will hold the 22nd annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood in 2015. The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is a competition for value added products made from Alaska seafood. The event in 2015 will include two major improvements, including a new location and new product category.   Events in February, 2015 will be held in Seattle, … Read More »

BioMarine Business Convention: Oct. 30-31, 2014

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Recognized as a “broker for investment and innovation in marine bio resources”, this convention is for business executives interested in the following marine industries: food & nutrition, cosmetics, health & pharmacology, cleantech, and marine renewable energy. For more info, check out the program here. … Read More »

Improvements to Symphony considered for 2015

AFDF is considering making changes to the Alaska Symphony of Seafood which will improve the event for both industry participants and the public. Some of the changes under consideration are new categories, new event venues, and additional promotion of winners. If you have any comments or suggestions, please send them to the executive director, Julie Decker. … 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 »

21st Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood

Since 1994, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation has conducted the Alaska Symphony of Seafood celebrating creative and innovative seafood products by bringing together many exciting food ideas before a distinguished panel of judges who represent various market segments related to the seafood industry. For more details on the 21st Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood click here. … 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 »

20th Anniversary of Alaska Symphony of Seafood: Call for Sponsors

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AFDF is proud to announce the 2013 Alaska Symphony of Seafood (ASOS) which marks the 20th anniversary of this unique event.  The Symphony is a competition for new commercial-ready products made from Alaska seafood in three categories. The ASOS was created to encourage new product development from seafood harvested in Alaska.  During its 20-year existence, over 350 unique products have been … Read More »

Fishing Vessel Energy Audit Pilot Project – Helping You Save Money!

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As a part of a continuing efforts to reduce energy consumption and costs for Alaskans, the State of Alaska appropriated $250,000 to AFDF to implement a fishing vessel energy audit pilot project.  AFDF will be collaboratively working with the University of Alaska’s Marine Advisory Program (MAP) and a stakeholder Steering Committee in order to be successful in developing a useful tool for the … Read More »

Premier Conference on Nutrition and Fats to meet in Vancouver BC this May

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The premier, international conference of the Society of Fatty Acids and Lipids happens every 2 years in various cities around the world.  This year the conference is taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 26 – 30, 2012. At this meeting, you have the unique opportunity to learn from the scientists who are conducting leading-edge research in nutrition and fatty acids.  New findings in … Read More »

2012/2013 Alaska Symphony of Seafood

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This year’s 19th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood was a huge success by any measure: attendance, ticket sales, industry support through sponsorships, number of product entries and marketing exposure. In short, it was the “best ever” based on many attendees comments. The Symphony’s winning products were a big hit at the International Boston Seafood Show; these included the Grand Prize winner, … Read More »

Dates for the 19th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood Set

        Judging event and reception for our 19th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood new products contest will be held in Seattle on Thursday, February 2, 2012, followed by Gala Soirée and Awards Ceremony in Anchorage on Friday, February 10, 2012. The event's multiple locations give fisheries and seafood promoters the opportunity to introduce new and innovative … Read More »

2011 18th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood

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The 18th Annual 2011 Alaska Symphony of Seafood conducted by Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is scheduled as a 3 event celebration of new Alaskan seafood products this winter. The 2011 Alaska Symphony of Seafood will kick off in Seattle with the judging event and reception for seafood industry insiders and invitees on February 3rd @ the Palace Ballroom. The judging results will be kept … Read More »

2010 17th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood

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The 17th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood new seafood products contest has been funded and the Call for Products has been distributed by Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF). For the last 16 years, with the help of several generous industry sponsors such as Alaska Seafood Marketing Board, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Trident Seafoods, American … Read More »

Sponsorship of “Energy Use in Fisheries” conference in Seattle, November 14 – 17, 2010

AFDF has requested funding through AKSSF to provide sponsorship for the International Symposium on Energy Use in Fisheries in Seattle, November 14 – 17, 2010. • Keynotes, plenary with invited speakers, special sessions with panel discussion, concurrent oral sessions, poster session. Click here for more information » … Read More »

UFA’s Commercial Fishing and Seafood Interties w/ Anchorage

UFA with support from Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, is holding an informational celebration of commercial fishing with presentations by industry representatives @ Clarion Suites, Anchorage, on Tuesday, September 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by a seafood … Read More »

International Conference on Seafood Technology 2010 sponsored by AFDF

AFDF is a major sponsor of this joint conference between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO’s first meeting in over 3 decades) and University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) to be held in Anchorage in May 2010. See: • Brochure • Prospectus … Read More »

2009 Alaska Symphony of Seafood Photo Album

2009 Alaska Symphony of Seafood photos are available including pictures of the winning entries, People’s Choice and Grand Prize winners. … Read More »