Who manages the Alaska pollock fishery?
Congress created regional fishery management councils to develop fishery management regulations for fisheries conducted within the U.S. 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). These rules must comply with conservation and management standards set forth in law, and must be approved by the Secretary of Commerce. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council manages the Alaska pollock fishery http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/. The North Pacific Council has an excellent track record for managing fishery resources, and is considered a model by other fishing nations around the world. All of the groundfish species under the North Pacific Councils authority are managed at healthy and sustainable levels.