IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 29, 2015
Ms. Cantwell (for herself, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Sullivan, and Mrs. Murray) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To establish certain requirements with respect to pollock and golden king crab.
This Act may be cited as the
Alaskan Pollock and Golden King Crab Labeling Act.
Pollock and golden king crab
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of applying the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.)—
the acceptable market name of Gadus chalcogrammus, formerly known as Theragra chalcogramma, is
the acceptable market name of Lithodes aequispinus is
golden king crab.
Labeling of pollock
Section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 343) is amended by adding at the end the following:
If it is labeled or advertised as
Alaskan pollock or
Alaska pollock and it is not pollock that is harvested in the exclusive economic zone (as that term is defined in the section 3 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1802)) or the State waters adjacent to the State of Alaska.