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Historical Effectiveness
  • Alaska’s long-term fisheries management success record is unparalleled virtually
    anywhere in the world
  • No Alaska salmon or groundfish are classified as overfished, according to the
    latest “Report on the Status of the U.S. Fisheries,” published every year by the
    National Marine Fisheries Service
  • An example of effective management: Alaska’s salmon harvests have increased
    well beyond historical levels with abundant salmon harvests for more than three
  • Alaska’s approach has been validated in several ways:
    • For example, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch lists wildcaught
      Alaska salmon as the only salmon to earn a “Best” rating.
    • The Pew Ocean Commission has praised the North Pacific Fishery
      Management Council for its conservative approach to groundfish fisheries
      management, particularly its extensive use of at-sea observers and its
      conservative Total Allowable Catch.
    • Additionally, Alaska meets or exceeds the principles and criteria of the
      Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations’ esteemed
      Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Alaska has always subscribed
      to strictly regulated management practices and has long been recognized
      internationally as a template for sound fisheries management.


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