Archives for May 2012

Fishing Vessel Energy Audit Pilot Program

The Alaska Legislature recently appropriated funds to AFDF to create a fishing vessel energy audit pilot program.   Although the Governor still has to approve the budget, AFDF is hopeful the funding will remain in place, because the program is perfectly aligned with the state’s goal to increase energy efficiency 15% statewide by 2020.  The State of Alaska already has voluntary energy audit … Read More »

Your Support Needed for Saltonstall-Kennedy Act Revision

We wanted to make sure that folks in the commercial fishing industry were aware that there is currently a Saltonstall-Kennedy Revision sponsored by Senators John Kerry and Olympia Snowe that has been stuck in the Commerce, Justice and State appropriations bill. This should be on everyone in the industry’s radar, and we ask that you educate yourself as to the content of the language and then … Read More »

MSC Certification Update – May 2012

Pacific Cod Certification Update AFDF is currently preparing the client report for the 2nd Annual Surveillance Audit for the Marine Stewardship Council’s certification of sustainability for Pacific cod.  More than 20 companies participate to support the certification effort, and AFDF has been successful at maintaining the client requirements, and closing out the conditions on schedule according … Read More »

Member Spotlight: Ian Fisk

Vital Statistics Age: 41 Place of Birth: Anchorage Home: Juneau Family: Wife, Shannen and 2-year old son, Kai. Father, Greg Fisk of Juneau, mother Madeleine Lefebvre of Juneau Education: Bachelors of Science in Geography, University of Oregon, 1996 Occupation: Tenderman, shrimp catcher-processor, coastal advocate/lobbyist How did you get involved in the seafood industry? Right … Read More »

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

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

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 »