COVID-19 Updates

Update as of September 25, 2020 Important recent COVID-19 information to help you navigate this pandemic. INDUSTRY EVENTS November Alaska Symphony of Seafood Event Postponed, Rescheduling Planned for Spring 2021. The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, organizer of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood (Symphony) since 1994, Monday, September 21, 2020 announced the postponement of the … Read More »

Alaska Symphony of Seafood

The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation Announces Postponement of November 2020 Symphony of Seafood Event and Rescheduling for Spring of 2021 The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, organizer of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood (Symphony) since 1994, today announced the postponement of the Symphony event planned for November 2020 due to the ongoing health and safety issues caused by … Read More »

Sustainability Certification News Articles

Certified Seafood Collaborative Now Owner of RFM Certification Program … Read More »

MSC certification of Alaska salmon

Update as of May 12, 2020 MSC Alaska Salmon Certificate of Conformity 2020 MSC Salmon Client Group List 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 … Read More »

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 »

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 »