Call for Product 2021-2022

AFDF announced the 2021-2022 Alaska Symphony of Seafood, including the Call for Product and exciting new changes to the event. The deadline for entry into this year’s competition is October 04, 2021. The Call for Product can be downloaded here you can fill out online entry form here. … Read More »

MSC certification of Alaska salmon

Update as of June 10, 2021 MSC Salmon Client Group List 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 … Read More »

Invitation to join the Alaska Mariculture Alliance

Membership applications due by June 23, 2021                                                        The Alaska Mariculture Task Force (Task Force) is inviting all those engaged in mariculture in Alaska to join the newly-formed Alaska Mariculture Alliance (AMA). The AMA is a private non-profit organization to be initiated in June 2021 with a mission to “develop and support a robust and sustainable … Read More »

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 »

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

SSP Kelp and Oyster Farming Workshop Resources AFDF thanks all partners who helped put on the 2021 Sustainable Southeast Partnership Kelp & Oyster Farming Workshop! Specifically, a big thank you goes out to Sustainable Southeast Partnership, Spruce Root, Ecotrust, Native American Agricultural Fund, GreenWave, Alaska Sea Grant, NOAA, AMSEA, ADF&G, ADNR, DCCED, mariculture farmers and … 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 »