Alaska Mariculture Initiative News Articles

Pilot project could spur an Alaskan seaweed industry Rubino, Knapp lay out ‘political economics’ of U.S. aquaculture Mariculture of shellfish, seaweeds will soon boost AK’s bottom line Laine Welch: Budget cuts will affect fisheries, variety of species The last frontier: The challenges ahead for Alaskan mariculture The last frontier: Growing mariculture in Alaska Mariculture initiative … Read More »

Symphony of Seafood News Articles

A Fishy Flavored Baby Food Favored by All Ages Baby food entry is Symphony's grand prize winner Meet the new baby food company making a big splash in seafood Halibut baby food wins Alaska new product competition Meet the mom behind Alaska’s award-winning fish-flavored baby food Deckhand Seafoods' smoked herring takes first in foodservice at Symphony of Seafood Bambino's Baby Food's … Read More »

AFDF Co-Hosts Meeting on Utilization of Crustacean Shells

In collaboration with organizations such as the Iceland Ocean Cluster and ASMI, AFDF will be co-hosting a meeting on March 7, 2016 in Boston during Seafood Expo North America to discuss the challenges in optimizing utilization of shrimp, crab and lobster shells. Historically, crustaceans have been an important source of food and economy. As the seafood industry becomes more globally … Read More »

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AFDF is now on Facebook. Search for “Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation” and like AFDF’s Facebook page to get AFDF updates in your newsfeed. … Read More »

Pick.Click.Give. Double your Dividend

Alaskans can DOUBLE YOUR DIVIDEND! When you file for your Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), choose to donate at least $25 to a non-profit (like AFDF) and you will be entered into a drawing to win a second PFD. Ten lucky Alaskans will win. The program is called Pick.Click.Give. If you have already filed, it is easy to log on again and choose a cause that matters to you. A small donation can make a … Read More »

Salmon Protein Powder – Product & Market Development

AFDF submitted a grant proposal to the NOAA Saltonstall Kennedy program for a collaborative project with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). The goal of the project is to support the development of a new byproduct from seafood waste in coordination with development of a new market for such a product. If funded, 10,000 pounds of human-grade seafood protein powder would be manufactured … Read More »

Maritime Works

For several years, AFDF has been working with maritime businesses, the University of Alaska, Alaska Departments of Labor and Education, and others on the issue of workforce development for Alaska maritime industry. In 2015, AFDF became the fiscal agent for an advisory group representing maritime businesses called Maritime Works. AFDF, on behalf of Maritime Works, also received a grant from the … Read More »

MSC certification of Pacific cod

AFDF is pleased to announce the successful completion of five-year re-certification of the Pacific cod fishery under the MSC program. Because the Pacific cod fishery has been re-certified with no conditions, the fishery has reached a “Surveillance Level 1”, which means the audit schedule will be greatly reduced. Out of four surveillance audits, only one will require an on-site visit, one will … Read More »

RFM certification of Pacific cod

As the Client, AFDF also managed the completion the 2nd annual surveillance audit (ASA) of the Pacific cod fishery. As a result, the Pacific cod fishery maintains RFM certification for all regions and all gear types across Alaska. The final report can be viewed online here. During 2016, AFDF is planning to complete the 3rd ASA for Pacific cod in coordination with the Alaska pollock and flatfish … Read More »

RFM certification of Alaska salmon

Acting as Client for Alaska salmon in 2015, AFDF is pleased to announce the completion of the 3rd annual surveillance audit (ASA). As a result, the Alaska salmon fishery maintains RFM certification for all regions, all gear types, and all salmon species. The final report can be viewed online here. At this time, no other certification besides RFM covers all Alaska salmon statewide. The 4th ASA … Read More »