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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 removed an ...
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...
Conservation First Tournament Initiatives

Conservation First Tournament Initiatives

Photos: Burton Angelle In 2019, over 25 bass fishing tournaments took part in AFTCO’s Conservation First Tournament Program. By supporting grassro...
Electronic Tagging Pacific Bluefin Tuna off San Clemente Island

Electronic Tagging Pacific Bluefin Tuna off San Clemente Island

The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) is working with Dr. Barbara Block of Stanford University to support her Tag A Giant (TAG) Pacific bluefin tuna tagging program.
AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grants Update

AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grants Update

With a long history of supporting conservation efforts by donating 10 percent of company profits through our 10% Pledge, AFTCO continued that tradi...
AFTCO and FishUSA Partner To Support GLATOS, Fisheries Research

AFTCO and FishUSA Partner To Support GLATOS, Fisheries Research

In a joint effort, FishUSA®, America's Tackle Shop®, and AFTCO are collaborating to give back to the fishing communities of the Great Lakes region by supporting GLATOS.