Archives for February 2016

RFM certification

In 2015, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board of Directors adopted improvements to the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program. AFDF has entered into an MOU with ASMI to serve as the Client for the certification of both the Pacific cod and Alaska salmon fisheries. As a re-cap, ASMI has been administering and acting as the Client for Alaska’s … Read More »

Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase 2

  Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase 2 AFDF was awarded a grant from NOAA to further efforts to help fishermen reduce fuel costs on vessels. In Phase 2, AFDF will collaborate with Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA) to conduct additional vessel energy audits, improve a beta-version of an Energy Analysis Tool, finalize a fishermen-friendly online version of this … Read More »

Alaska Mariculture Initiative (AMI) – Economic Analysis completed

Phase I of the Economic Analysis to Inform the Alaska Mariculture Initiative has been completed and can be viewed here. Phase I is a set of case studies which looks at examples of successful mariculture industries around the world and how they may relate to the development of Alaska’s industry. Presentations of the results of Phase I and other mariculture development topics have been given during … Read More »

Alaska Symphony of Seafood – More improvements in 2016

The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is an annual competition for new products made using Alaska Seafood. 2016 marks the 23rd consecutive year for this popular event, and AFDF is planning to make it one of the best events so far. In 2015, the Symphony added a new category of products called, Beyond the Plate, which included consumer-ready products made with parts of Alaska seafood which would … Read More »

Message from the Executive Director

January marked two years since I became AFDF’s Executive Director. Over these past two years, the AFDF Board and staff have grown the organization’s work. I am pleased to report on the following eight projects listed below: Alaska Symphony of Seafood – 2016 Alaska Mariculture Initiative Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project – Phase II RFM certification of Alaska salmon RFM … Read More »

AFDF Member Spotlight: Jim Beaton

Read article "A man for all seasons" about Jim Beaton. For his LinkedIn profile click here. … Read More »

Seafood Expo North America

Seafood Expo North America, March 6-8, 2016 in Boston, MA Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America, formerly called the International Boston Seafood Show and Seafood Processing America, is North America's largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending … Read More »

Alaska Symphony of Seafood

Alaska Symphony of Seafood – 2016 events The final event dates are scheduled and listed below: Wed., Feb. 10th in Seattle Tues., Feb. 16th in Juneau Fri., Feb. 19th in Anchorage. Tickets $50.00 Mar. 6-8th in Boston … Read More »