Sullivan Commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Magnuson Stevens Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement: 

“It’s difficult to overstate the positive impacts the Magnuson-Stevens Act has had on the state of Alaska and its importance to our fishing industry,” said Senator Sullivan. "More Alaskans are employed by the fishing industry than any other industry in the state. Countless Alaska communities rely on the health and abundance of our fisheries. The prosperity and jobs provided by our fisheries was made possible because of the science-based, stakeholder-driven management of the resource established by the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Suffice it to say, Alaska would not be the superpower of seafood it is today without the vision and hard-work of those that crafted the Act that passed 40 years ago – namely the late Senator Ted Stevens and Congressman Don Young. As Alaska’s Senator serving on the Commerce Committee, I take seriously my role in preserving their great legacy in crafting the law that has successfully managed our nation’s fisheries for future generations.”