Salmon Protein Powder – Product & Market Development

Video - Alaska Salmon from byproducts to new productsAFDF submitted a grant proposal to the NOAA Saltonstall Kennedy program for a collaborative project with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). The goal of the project is to support the development of a new byproduct from seafood waste in coordination with development of a new market for such a product. If funded, 10,000 pounds of human-grade seafood protein powder would be manufactured from waste from Alaska fisheries, such as salmon, pollock, and cod. Then, market research would be conducted regarding acceptability of seafood protein powder for Global Food Aid in two countries. Finally, AFDF would conduct outreach and disseminate market research results to industry and other stakeholders. NOAA is currently scoring proposals and will likely announce successful awards in May or June, 2016.