Past Research

The body of research below is a sample of the results of AFDF’s work since 1978. It represents research in the categories of bycatch reduction, byproduct development, 100% utilization, gear modifications, energy efficiency, and mariculture development. One of AFDF’s objectives is to share the valuable information produced through its work with interested parties. To meet this objective, AFDF began scanning decades of original reports into Adobe PDF files. Many of the research reports are available below. However, some of AFDF’s past research and historical information is not online yet. If you don’t see something that you think should be there, call our office and inquire about the particular topic, project or report that is of interest to you: 907-276-7315.

Publications are organized in the following categories:
Bycatch Reduction/Gear Modification
By-products/Full Utilization
Energy Efficiency
Seafood Sustainability
Workforce Development

There is also a list of videos that are available at the foundation office for checking out, with some having copies available.

Bycatch Reduction/Gear Modification

Shrimp Fly Troll Gear: A Preliminary Report on Test Fishing Conducted Under EFP #41
Central Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Project Report
Predation Acoustic Prevention System Final Report, Hydro Acoustic
Profile for F/V Prowler Turbot Fishing Operations and Orca Depredation
June 27 to July 11, 2004
Southeast Outside District Rockfish: Hook-and-Line Techniques for Harvest of Underutilized Stocks
Escape Panel Strategies In Pot Fisheries


By-Products/Full Utilization

2008 By-Products Market Study
Alaskan Salmon and White Fish Oil Marketing
– (includes FDA Meeting Summary and Quality Analyses and Fatty Acid Profiles of Four Samples of Alaska Salmon Oil)
No Guts, No Glory: News about hydrolyzed fish protein form Alaska



A Sea of Sole: A compendium of the AFDF Development Project
Flatfish Processing Line Yield Improvements: Final Report



Investigation of tagging methods and tracking for Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) in Southcentral Alaska
Study of Killer Whales & Stellar Sea Lions
Taming The Wild Thing: Alternatives for Pale-Meated Chum and Pink Salmon
– Report of Pink Salmon Block Stability Trials
Atka Mackerel: The Invisible Fishery
Demonstration of Parasite Detection Technologies on Alaska Groundfish
Development of an Alaska Pink/Chum Salmon Product
Getting The Jump On Salmon
– Mince & Fillet Pink Salmon Block Technical Study
Groundfish Quality Project Final Report
– (includes quality poster and 1990 progress report)



Economic Analysis to Inform the Alaska Mariculture Initiative – Phase I – Case Studies
Alaska Shellfish Farm Size Feasibility Study



Surimi: It’s American Now!
– A compendium of the AFDF surimi Industry Development Project to bring surimi technology to America
Application of Surimi Quality Measurements to Least-Cost Linear Programming of Surimi Production formulations
Assessment of Industrial Markets for Pollock Surimi
– (Phase 1: Functional Properties)
List of U.S. Surimi Processing Companies/List of U.S. Seafood Analog companies
Opening the Door to Surimi Quality: The Quality and Preservation of Shore-Produced surimi
Partial Quality Control: Surimi/Meat Products





The Sole Source: The Alaska Flatfish Fishery
Surimi: An American Opportunity-Markets and Uses for Surimi Seafoods
Surimi: Building Block for Formulated Foods-How to Use Surimi in Processed Foods
White Gold: The Surimi Block Blues-How Surimi is Made in the U.S.