Founded in 1978, AFDF is dedicated to identifying opportunities common to the Alaska seafood industry and developing efficient, sustainable outcomes that provide benefits to the economy, environment, and communities.
The Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, which was originally passed in 1976, contained language which allowed for the formation of regional fishery development foundations for the purpose of building infrastructure for the newly claimed American fishery resources. Shortly thereafter, six regional fisheries development foundations were created, however, only AFDF remains active today.
AFDF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and has a Board of Directors that represents harvesters, processors and support sector businesses. Explore our website to learn more about past and present AFDF projects.