Alaska Symphony of Seafood

Alaska Symphony of Seafood – 2020/2021 Events Cancelled - Call for Product for 2021/22 events in August 2021 The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), organizer of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood (Symphony), announces the cancellation of the rescheduled Symphony events planned for Spring 2021 due to ongoing health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Symphony … Read More »

MSC certification of Alaska salmon

Update as of February 8, 2021 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 »

Sustainability Certification News Articles

January 25, 2021 - MSC certification of Gulf of Alaska Cod reinstated, effective Jan. 1st; RFM certification remains in place July 1, 2020 - Certified Seafood Collaborative Now Owner of RFM Certification Program … Read More »

SSP Mariculture Training

Sustainable Southeast Partnership Kelp and Oyster Farming Workshop March 18-20, 2021 Spruce Root, Sustainable Southeast Partnership (SSP), Ecotrust, GreenWave, the Organized Village of Kake (OVK) and the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) are pleased to announce the 2021 Sustainable Southeast Partnership Kelp and Oyster Farming Workshop. The Workshop will provide tools and training … Read More »

2021 Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program

Information and  Registration The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) and partners are excited to announce the 2021 Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program to be held for Alaska residents interested in starting their own seaweed farm in Alaska. Registration for the program is available on the Alaska Sea Grant website. In 2020, this program was held in Kodiak, Ketchikan, and Sitka as … Read More »

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 »

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 »

Maritime Works

MaritimeWorks – new careers info available The Careers Pages are live and flyers for each career sub-sector are available for download on MaritimeWorks.org. Please take a look, include links and share in your organization's social media or newsletters and help us let folks know where they can find information about great "high dollar, blue collar" careers in Alaska's Maritime Sector. “Be a … Read More »