Alaskan pollock is highly sustainable. The fishery is considered one of the best managed fisheries in the world and one of the first in the U.S. to be managed through a ?catch share? system. (?Catch share? is a general term for management strategies, such as strict quotas and limited access permitting.) Atlantic pollock shares the same habitat as several other groundfish species (fish that live near the bottom of a body of water) and is caught in the Northeast multispecies fishery, which is also well managed.

Pollock is a white fish that is a cheaper alternative to cod or haddock. Since it is inexpensive, it is often used as the basis of imitation crabmeat sold in supermarkets. Pollock has become more popular recently in response to cod overfishing. It is a versatile, low-fat fish that lends itself well to broiling or pan-frying.