Alaska’s long line cod fishing companies are in talks to form an export group. Complete with federal backing, export guarantee and anti trust exemptions. It will give more power to the fisherman to be able to set fair prices and divide up export markets and deny products to unapproved sellers.
It is to ensure that products are paid for to protect the hard working fisherman of Alaska. Long line fishing is well known to do the least damage to the environment. At present almost all the Cod caught in the Pacific is sold within the US with small amounts going to China and Russia.