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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 at the latest. Thank you all for your applications and interest, we are truly looking forward to this collaborative program! Please stay tuned and come back to the AFDF website for more updates on the emerging mariculture … 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

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »