Seaweed Farm Start-Ups – Application for Training

AFDF and partners will be holding the second set of Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program workshops in the Winter of 2021. The program will be held virtually with an announcement coming in mid-December. The goal of this program is to provide the tools and training necessary for Alaskans to start their own seaweed farm. The program is targeted towards commercial fishermen, Alaska Natives, and … 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 »

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 »

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 »

RFM certification

In 2015, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board of Directors adopted improvements to the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program. AFDF has entered into an MOU with ASMI to serve as the Client for the certification of both the Pacific cod and Alaska salmon fisheries. As a re-cap, ASMI has been administering and acting as the Client for Alaska’s … Read More »