Alaska Governor's Mariculture Task Force
With encouragement from AFDF and the industry, Governor Walker created an Alaska Mariculture Task Force (AMTF). An Administrative Order #280 was signed on February 29, 2016. The AMTF as directed to create a comprehensive plan to boost the mariculture industry, which includes aquatic farming and enhancement of wild fisheries in Alaska. The recommendations developed by the AMTF include details on public and private investments, regulatory issues, research and development needs, environmental changes, public education, and workforce development. New Executive Order #297 signed August 27, 2018 directing the AMTF to begin implementing the development plan. Eleven AMTF members, appointed by the Governor, developed the comprehensive recommendations. Advisory committees also assisted the AMTF members with their mission. The AMTF meetings are open to the public.
- Alaska Mariculture Development Plan (PDF 3,666 kB)
- 8-29-2018 Press Release (PR 18-106) (PDF 185 kB)
- 5-31-2017 Press Release (PDF 230 kB)
- 1-13-2017 Press Release (PDF 185 kB)