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.

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COVID-19 Updates

Update as of August 5, 2020 Important recent COVID-19 information to help you navigate this pandemic. ECONOMIC RELIEF Expansion of AK CARES Grant Program:  The state has … Read More »

Sustainability Certification News Articles

Certified Seafood Collaborative Now Owner of RFM Certification Program … Read More »

MSC certification of Alaska salmon

Update as of May 12, 2020 MSC Alaska Salmon Certificate of Conformity 2020 MSC Salmon Client Group List The Alaska salmon fishery originally received the certification of … Read More »

27th Alaska Symphony of Seafood

27th Alaska Symphony of Seafood The Alaska Symphony of Seafood (ASOS) is an annual competition for new commercial-ready products made from Alaska seafood. The goals for the … Read More »

Seaweed Farm Start-Ups – Application for Training

The application period for the 2020 Alaska Seaweed Farm Start-ups Training Program is now closed. AFDF and partners will notify applicants of selections by January 15th, 2020 … Read More »

NOAA Fish Fry

NOAA Fish Fry This year, AFDF was invited to participate in the 43rd annual NOAA Fish Fry in Washington DC on June 6th. The NOAA Fish Fry provides an opportunity for … Read More »