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U.S. No-Fishing MPAs Are Not the Solution

U.S. No-Fishing MPAs Are Not the Solution

By Bill Shedd. AFTCO Chairman & CEO   A conservation-minded angler examines the science behind no-fishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and th...
Lessons Learned From Early 30x30 Efforts - Proceeding Nationally

Lessons Learned From Early 30x30 Efforts - Proceeding Nationally

A Saltwater Sportfishing Perspective for U.S. Fisheries, 30x30 and MPA Expansion   This article is 2 of 2 and covers 30x30 policy. Article 1 of 2 ...
We Are One Ocean Revised – AFTCO's Take For the Fishing Community

We Are One Ocean Revised – AFTCO's Take For the Fishing Community

Earlier this year, the WSL launched the We Are One Ocean campaign in support of global 30x30 goals. AFTCO, along with surfers who fish, and other r...
What Retailers Need to Know About 30x30

What Retailers Need to Know About 30x30

The sportfishing community supports conservation efforts that protect and enhance biodiversity and conservation. We agree with many of the goals of 30x30, but we do not agree that 30x30 should include restricting the fishing public’s access to public waters “just because.”
An Open Letter To the WSL

An Open Letter To the WSL

We greatly appreciate We Are One Ocean’s dedication to protecting our global oceans and commend you for including a few participants from the scuba and sailing worlds in this effort. We are writing to request that the voice of one of the largest utilizers of the ocean resource—the fishing community—is included as well.
30x30 Overview: Historic Battle or Historic Opportunity Ahead for Fishing Community?

30x30 Overview: Historic Battle or Historic Opportunity Ahead for Fishing Community?

Recreational anglers in the U.S. have a long history of having to fight for fair and equitable treatment at the hands of legislators and fishery managers (particularly at the federal level). A new environmental initiative could change that for the better, or it could mean the recreational fishing community’s biggest battle ever.