THE WORK OF OUR WESTERN ALASKA COMMUNITY GRANT BOARD
Since its founding in 1997, our Western Alaska Community Grant Board has distributed more than $1.5 million in donations, grants, and scholarships to more than 100 nonprofit organizations and communities in Alaska.
FOOD BANK COLLABORATIVE
As a founding member and major donor, American Seafoods helps SeaShare stock community food banks and meal centers in Alaska and the lower 48. To date, we’ve donated more than 15 million nutritious meals to SeaShare.
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS
Through the Pollock Conservation Cooperative (PCC), founded by American Seafoods and other harvest companies, we’ve established a research center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to improve members’ knowledge of the North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. PCC is the largest private donor to the university.
American Seafoods also takes leadership positions in industry efforts to research and advance seafood sustainability through our participation in the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) and Alaska’s Responsible Fisheries Management Program.
FEDERAL STEWARDSHIP PARTNERS
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are onbaord observers for each harvest. NOAA scientists gather data that helps monitor quotas for targeted and nontargeted species and helps ensure the sustainability of the fishery.
LOCAL STEWARDSHIP COOPERATIVES
American Seafoods is a member of both the Pollock Conservation Cooperative (PCC) and the Pacific Whiting Conservation Cooperative (PWCC). With federally regulated allocations, co-op structures have effectively ended excessive fishing and processing while supporting important scientific research.
On board or in the office, a safe and healthy work environment is paramount. At American Seafoods, we employ certified safety professionals who engage our crew members in safety protocols at every level. Our captains, mates, and pursers all exceed the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards, and through a partnership with Vivid Learning Systems, we provide ongoing online training for numerous safety- and health-related topics.