2012/2013 Alaska Symphony of Seafood

This year’s 19th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood was a huge success by any measure: attendance, ticket sales, industry support through sponsorships, number of product entries and marketing exposure. In short, it was the “best ever” based on many attendees comments. The Symphony’s winning products were a big hit at the International Boston Seafood Show; these included the Grand Prize winner, … Read More »

Dates for the 19th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood Set

        Judging event and reception for our 19th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood new products contest will be held in Seattle on Thursday, February 2, 2012, followed by Gala Soirée and Awards Ceremony in Anchorage on Friday, February 10, 2012. The event's multiple locations give fisheries and seafood promoters the opportunity to introduce new and innovative … Read More »

2011 18th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood

The 18th Annual 2011 Alaska Symphony of Seafood conducted by Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is scheduled as a 3 event celebration of new Alaskan seafood products this winter. The 2011 Alaska Symphony of Seafood will kick off in Seattle with the judging event and reception for seafood industry insiders and invitees on February 3rd @ the Palace Ballroom. The judging results will be kept … Read More »

2010 17th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood

The 17th Annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood new seafood products contest has been funded and the Call for Products has been distributed by Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF). For the last 16 years, with the help of several generous industry sponsors such as Alaska Seafood Marketing Board, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Trident Seafoods, American … Read More »

Sponsorship of “Energy Use in Fisheries” conference in Seattle, November 14 – 17, 2010

AFDF has requested funding through AKSSF to provide sponsorship for the International Symposium on Energy Use in Fisheries in Seattle, November 14 – 17, 2010. • Keynotes, plenary with invited speakers, special sessions with panel discussion, concurrent oral sessions, poster session. Click here for more information » … Read More »

AFDF’s RFP for $100 K in Salmon Grant Funding

AFDF's Board of Directors chose 4 of the 6 proposals submitted for funding, and project approval notices have gone out to: 1) Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association for a Salmon Industry Education & Awareness Campaign; 2) Port of Juneau for planning for a Direct Marketing facility for the Juneau Harbor; 3) Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for a "Kodiak Sustainable" campaign to raise … Read More »

AFDF takes over as Client for MSC certification of Sustainability for Alaskan Salmon

The Alaskan salmon fishery originally received the certification of sustainability from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in 2000, and was recertified in October 2007 with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) as the client. The original certifier was Scientific Certification Systems; they also were contracted to conduct the 5-year recertification in 2007. After the recertification … Read More »

Salmon Baby Food Project

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, in collaboration with UAF’s Fisheries Industrial Technology Center in Kodiak, University of Illinois Food Science Department, and USDA ARS, is working to help develop baby food products from Alaska’s wild salmon. A USDA grant totaling $460 K was awarded to UAF FITC and AFDF for this project. AFDF successfully worked with Ocean Beauty Seafood LLC and … Read More »

Modified Silage – a potential bridge to full waste stream utilization

AFDF has contracted with QuotaMax and FishTek, Inc. to develop a demonstration pilot plant to show the process and system design for stabilizing and recovering salmon processing waste utilizing “modified silage” from small processors in remote communities. The project is to demonstrate the design and operation of a 450 lb batch plant for salmon processors and provide a cost estimate for a 25 mt … Read More »

Omega-3: Wild Alaska Salmon

AFDF produced a video documentary, “Alaska Salmon Omega-3 – a Documentary” to increase the awareness of the sustainable source of natural omega-3 oils that are available from Alaska’s wild salmon and the value in a healthy lifestyle. The film features several aspects of this issue with a focus in four (4) major areas: the Alaska salmon industry in general; the people who work to insure sustainable … Read More »