Why is Alaska’s FCR so low when Alaskans eat so much fish?

Alaska’s FCR puts the future of our waters at risk by keeping water quality standards lower than they should be. The lower the FCR remains, the more polluters can avoid the cost of necessary water treatment and continue to discharge toxins associated with human health issues into waterways. This number remains low because industries have exerted pressure for the state not to act. The state has defended its inaction by claiming that more data is needed to update the FCR and water quality standards. This is why it’s important to celebrate the clean water and seafood that make Alaska what it is. By standing up to the state and telling them that “We Eat Fish!,” we’re helping protect our clean water resources for generations to come.