Congress Considers Legislation on Alaskan Pollock Labeling

2015-10-23

Legislation to address labeling issues related to Alaskan pollock has been introduced in both chambers of Congress. S. 2095, the Alaskan Pollock and Golden King Crab Labeling Act, and its House companion, H.R. 3806, would amend FDA standards to change the market name of “Alaska pollock” to “pollock.” Approximately 40% of the fish sold in the US under the label “Alaskan Pollock” is foreign caught. According to a press release by House sponsor, Rep. Don Young (R-AK), the bill would “eliminate confusion for consumers, and stem the flood of mislabeled fish from less sustainable fisheries that harms U.S. pollock fishermen and the businesses they support.”

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