A Model For Sustainability
Since acceptance into the Union in 1959, Alaska’s constitution has mandated that “Fish...be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle.” This long- term dedication to sustainability has resulted in keeping the world stocked with a continuous, ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood. Alaska’s comprehensive fisheries management practices are considered a model for the world.
A proven track record in effective resource management, reliance on scientific research, and conformance to relevant international governing standards, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is testimony to Alaska’s leadership. Other examples of Alaska’s exemplary fisheries management include international recognition, public participation, strict laws and enforcement and collaboration among State, Federal and International organizations. Alaska takes a precautionary approach that is constantly improving as new science becomes available.
Alaska’s long-term fishery management practices ensure that this unmatched, delicious resource can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Note: The nutritional data on the following pages is sourced from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release #22, using 3.5 oz./100g cooked (dry heat) portions.