Seaweed Farm Start-ups

Important Dates: November 22, 2019 – Application announcement December 20, 2019 – Application due January 15, 2020 – Selected applicants notified February 4, 2020 from 10 am – noon AST – Introductory webinar Workshop dates/locations: February 13-14, 2020 – Kodiak Workshop (hosted by Blue Evolution & KSMSC) February 17-18, 2020 – Ketchikan Workshop (hosted by OceansAlaska & … Read More »

Seaweed Farm Start-Ups – Application for Training

As part of Phase 2 of the Alaska Mariculture Initiative, AFDF and partners are excited to announce the Alaska Seaweed Farm Start-up training program to be held in Kodiak, Ketchikan, and Sitka in February of 2020! The training program is open to anyone interested in starting their own seaweed farm in Alaska. This is an extraordinary opportunity for interested applicants to gain the tools and … Read More »

MSC certification of Alaska salmon

Update as of October 2, 2019 The Alaska salmon fishery originally received the certification of sustainability from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in 2000. On April 23rd, 2019, the Alaska salmon fishery successfully completed the full 5-year re-certification under MSC. The current certificate is valid through November 11th, 2023 (see MSC website for full certificate). On October 1st, 2019, … 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 Symphony are to encourage value-added product development, maximize the value of the resource and diversify markets for Alaska seafood. Each product entered in the competition is grouped into one of four categories: Retail, … Read More »

27th Alaska Symphony of Seafood

The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced the Call for Product for the 27th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood which will culminate in 2020. The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is a competition for new value-added products made from Alaska seafood. The overall goal is to inspire innovative ways to fully utilize and increase the value of Alaska’s seafood. The Call for Product is now … Read More »

27th Alaska Symphony of Seafood Important Dates

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26th Alaska Symphony of Seafood

The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced the Call for Product for the 26th annual Alaska Symphony of  Seafood in 2019. The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is a competition for new value‐added products made from Alaska seafood. The overall goal is to inspire innovative ways to fully utilize and increase the value of Alaska’s seafood. The Call for Product is now available. Entry forms … 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 representatives of the seafood industry to bring awareness to their local fisheries and issues, while serving seafood to approximately 900 people. AFDF partnered with Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP),  Trident Seafoods and … Read More »

Mariculture Milestones

Mariculture Milestones On August 27th, Alaska reached three milestones in the development of mariculture. Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed two important documents: Administrative Order #297 - which will extend the Mariculture Task Force (Task Force) until 2021, and House Bill #76 - which allows shellfish and seaweed hatcheries to be eligible applicants for the Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund, … Read More »

Seaweed Farming 101

Seaweed Farming 101 AFDF has helped organize and facilitate recent meetings regarding seaweed farming and mariculture development in general. Meetings have been held in Cordova, Anchorage, Kodiak, Craig and Sitka. Future meetings are being planned at Wrangell, Ketchikan and Homer. Power Points and other information from these meetings can be found at this link. In particular, if you are looking … Read More »