Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) serves the Alaska seafood industry and represents harvesters, processors, and support sector business. AFDF identifies common opportunities in the Alaska seafood industry and develops efficient, sustainable outcomes that provide benefits to the economy, environment, and communities.
AFDF received grant support from the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission to research and assess the current Alaska seaweed market and industry, and strategize how to in
vest in Alaska’s seaweed industry. The title of this project is “Connecting Alaska Seaweed with New Markets.” The overall goal of this grant, which started in 2018, was to formulate
a strategy that will increase Alaska seaweed sales to meet or exceed production goals set in the statewide comprehensive plan of 1.2 million pounds within five years (2023).