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, and one administrative assistant. The Section Chief is Demian Schane and the Deputy Section Chief is Molly Watson.