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The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is now accepting applications for Executive Director

Wrangell, Alaska (August 16, 2023) – The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) is now accepting applications for Executive Director.

Established in 1978, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) is a non‐profit organization that works on behalf of the Alaska seafood industry, including harvesters, processors, and support sector businesses, in the areas of research and development. AFDF’s mission is to identify common opportunities in the Alaska seafood industry and to develop efficient, sustainable outcomes that provide benefits to the economy, environment, and communities. In order to fulfill its mission, AFDF works collaboratively with the seafood industry, universities, scientists, governments, Alaska Native organizations, economic development and conservation organizations, and policy makers. Alaska seafood industry priorities guide AFDF’s work which represents a creative and effective approach to applied research and development and furthers solutions in the nexus of communities,
economics and the environment, with an eye toward climate and community resilience. AFDF’s current portfolio of programs is exciting and forward thinking; major programs include seafood sustainability certification, Alaska Symphony of Seafood, Alaska Mariculture Initiative, AFDF Startup Accelerator, social responsibility, and vessel energy solutions.

“Over the past 10 years, AFDF has grown its programs, membership, relevance, and impact. We are now seeking a new Executive Director ‐ someone who is excited about our mission and can lead us into the next areas of opportunities, such as a new Alaska King Crab Enhancement Project, expansion of the AFDF Startup Accelerator, continued support for mariculture development, energy solutions during the transition to renewables, support for reshoring value‐added seafood processing, and many others. The future is bright for AFDF; we are looking for someone dynamic to help us develop the vision for Alaska Seafood and chart a resilient future,” said Mark Scheer, President of Board.

AFDF seeks well‐qualified applicants for Executive Director. A detailed position description can be found here or at Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and relevant references to

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