What is the state of Alaska’s Fish Consumption Rate?

The State has set Alaska’s Fish Consumption Rate at 6.5 grams/person/day, tied for the lowest of any state in the nation. Obviously, for most Alaskans, this number is out of touch with reality. The EPA, in 2000, recommended that a rate of 142.4 grams be applied to populations that practice subsistence harvest. Oregon has recently changed its Fish Consumption Rate to 175 grams/person/day, and Washington is in the process of increasing its FCR to the same number. Despite this recommendation and Alaska specific data showing 6.5 grams to be as much as 40x too low an estimate, the State of Alaska’s FCR remains at 6.5 grams.