Developing Alaska’s seafood industry since 1978.

AFDF’s mission is to identify common opportunities in the Alaska seafood industry and to develop efficient, sustainable outcomes 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 Symphony of Seafood

Alaska Symphony of Seafood – 2020/2021 Events Cancelled - Call for Product for 2021/22 events in August 2021 The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), organizer of … Read More »

MSC certification of Alaska salmon

Update as of February 8, 2021 MSC Alaska Salmon Certificate of Conformity 2020 MSC Salmon Client Group List The Alaska salmon fishery originally received the certification … Read More »

Sustainability Certification News Articles

January 25, 2021 - MSC certification of Gulf of Alaska Cod reinstated, effective Jan. 1st; RFM certification remains in place July 1, 2020 - Certified Seafood Collaborative … Read More »

SSP Mariculture Training

Sustainable Southeast Partnership Kelp and Oyster Farming Workshop March 18-20, 2021 Spruce Root, Sustainable Southeast Partnership (SSP), Ecotrust, GreenWave, the Organized … Read More »

2021 Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program

Information and  Registration The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) and partners are excited to announce the 2021 Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program to be … Read More »

COVID-19 Updates

Update as of September 25, 2020 Important recent COVID-19 information to help you navigate this pandemic. INDUSTRY EVENTS November Alaska Symphony of Seafood Event … Read More »