Developing Alaska’s seafood industry since 1978.

AFDF’s mission is to develop the seafood industry by identifying common problems and developing efficient, sustainable solutions that provide benefits to the economy, environment and communities.

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Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) has served the Alaska seafood industry since 1978. AFDF represents harvesters, processors and support sector businesses. AFDF works on behalf of industry to identify problems common to the seafood industry and collaborates with coastal communities, research institutes and government agencies to develop effective solutions with shared benefits.

Current Projects & News

Alaska Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program

Alaska Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program As part of … Read More »

MSC certification of Alaska salmon

Update as of October 2, 2019 The Alaska salmon fishery … Read More »

27th Alaska Symphony of Seafood

27th Alaska Symphony of Seafood The Alaska Symphony of … Read More »

NOAA Fish Fry

NOAA Fish Fry This year, AFDF was invited to participate in … Read More »

Mariculture Milestones

Mariculture Milestones On August 27th, Alaska reached three … Read More »

Seaweed Farming 101

Seaweed Farming 101 AFDF has helped organize and … Read More »

Maritime Works

MaritimeWorks – new careers info available The Careers … Read More »

Salmon Protein Powder – Product & Market Development

AFDF submitted a grant proposal to the NOAA Saltonstall … Read More »

Maritime Works

For several years, AFDF has been working with maritime … Read More »

MSC certification of Pacific cod

AFDF is pleased to announce the successful completion of … Read More »

RFM certification of Pacific cod

As the Client, AFDF also managed the completion the 2nd … Read More »

RFM certification of Alaska salmon

Acting as Client for Alaska salmon in 2015, AFDF is pleased … Read More »

RFM certification

In 2015, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board … Read More »

Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase 2

  Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase … Read More »

Alaska Mariculture Initiative (AMI) – Economic Analysis completed

Phase I of the Economic Analysis to Inform the Alaska … Read More »