Sustainability

Alaska has over one million square miles of rich fishing waters—and every mile is a precious resource. Our fishing is anchored in strict conservation practices – so that the delicious Alaska Seafood you enjoy today will be enjoyed for generations to come.

It’s not just a good idea. In Alaska, it’s written into our State Constitution. When Alaska became a state in 1959, we wrote into our constitution that “fish…be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle.”

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Every day, fishermen, scientists, conservationists, and state, federal and international organizations live that promise, working together to responsibly manage our fisheries and care for our waters. Alaska’s fisheries meet the criteria of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, the most comprehensive and respected fisheries management guidelines in the world.

If you would like to learn more, download our sustainability guide, “Alaska Seafood Sustainability in Plain English.” Click Here

 

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