Alaska Section

The Alaska Section is co-located with the Alaska Region of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Juneau, Alaska. The Section provides legal advice to NMFS Alaska Region, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and the International Pacific Halibut Commission on issues arising under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Power Act, and other laws relating to the national and international management of the ocean’s natural resources. The Alaska Section also provides legal support for development and implementation of NOAA's Arctic policies. The Alaska Section currently has seven attorneys, one paralegal, one legal assistant, and one secretary. The Section Chief is Demian Schane with one vacant Deputy Section Chief position.


Contact Information

Alaska Section
NOAA, Office of General Counsel
P.O. Box 21109
709 West 9th Street, Room 909A
Juneau, AK 99802-7414
Telephone: 907/586-7414
Fax: 907/586-7263