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2021 Conservation Recap: $548K in Contributions

2021 Conservation Recap: $548K in Contributions

2021 is nearing an end, and at AFTCO the gears have been turning on ideas to be bigger and better in 2022. But we want to take a moment to look back at 2021. 
Tag-A-Giant Q&A

Tag-A-Giant Q&A

How long has Tag A Giant been around? TAG-A-Giant is currently in its 25th year. TAG was founded by Stanford and Duke University scientists, alongs...
Bluefin Tuna Explained + Scientific Tuna Tagging

Bluefin Tuna Explained + Scientific Tuna Tagging

The three species of bluefin tuna are the reason many people are anglers. They are the reason some have the best fishing story anyone has ever hea...
AFTCO Goes Big in Year 4 of AFTCO X BASS Conservation Grant

AFTCO Goes Big in Year 4 of AFTCO X BASS Conservation Grant

Santa Ana, Ca. – AFTCO is proud to announce the fourth year of conservation grants in collaboration with B.A.S.S.. These Conservation Grants are a...
How Ocean Plastic Pollution Impacts Our Fishing Heritage

How Ocean Plastic Pollution Impacts Our Fishing Heritage

Ocean plastic pollution is a problem faced by many, especially anglers. We believe education on the issue, and more importantly, its relation to anglers and the outdoor community, is vital for change. 
WON Podcast with AFTCO CEO & CCA Chairman Bill Shedd

WON Podcast with AFTCO CEO & CCA Chairman Bill Shedd

AFTCO CEO and CCA CAL Chairman Bill Shedd discusses the history and future of AFTCO, along with CCA California's efforts to fight the AB3030 "MLPA 2.0" bill.
A Letter From CCA CAL Chairman Bill Shedd

A Letter From CCA CAL Chairman Bill Shedd

2020 has been the most productive year yet for CCA CAL.
Asian Carp - A Fishing Threat & How To Help

Asian Carp - A Fishing Threat & How To Help

AFTCO kicked off our efforts to battle Asian Carp with a $10,000 donation to Lyon County Industrial Development Authority. These funds have helped...
Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute

Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute

  The Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) was founded by Milt Shedd in 1963, a full year prior to his co-founding SeaWorld which opened in 1...
TAG/FLAG TOURNAMENT

TAG/FLAG TOURNAMENT

This article originally appeared in the Marlin Magazine July 2007 issue. Words by Charlie Levine. In the 1980s, anglers fishing the offshore canyo...
AFTCO Support of the CCA

AFTCO Support of the CCA

In 2015, AFTCO helped create CCA of California (CCA CAL), but AFTCO’s involvement with the CCA started long before then.
AFTCO President Bill Shedd Testifies On Gillnet Phaseout

AFTCO President Bill Shedd Testifies On Gillnet Phaseout

Alexandria, VA – May 8, 2019 – Today, Bill Shedd, president of the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) and a 25-year Chairman of the American S...