About Us

American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA)

American Albacore Fishing Association, Inc.

AAFA (the American Albacore Fishing Association) is a non-profit organization representing commercial pole & line vessels. AAFA seeks to ensure responsible fishery management practices and the participation of vital fishing communities. It supports education regarding responsible fishing methods and promotes the health benefits of tuna consumption along with environmental benefits of sustainable fishery practices. AAFA strives to ensure the economic viability of pole & line fisheries now and into the future.

2016 Board of Directors

Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas
F/V Steel Fin II
President
Carl Nish
Carl Nish
F/V Lydorein
Vice President
Jack Vantress
Jack Vantress
F/V Seawind
Treasurer
Jack Webster
Jack Webster
F/V Millie G
Secretary

2016 Board Members

Bobby Blocker
Bobby Blocker
F/V Her Grace
Skip McMaster
Skip McMaster
F/V Captain Banjo
Eric Hopfer
Eric Hopfer
F/V Billie Marie II
Arthur Lorton
Arthur Lorton
F/V Sea Haven
Matthew O'Donnell
Matthew O’Donnell
F/V Rose Marie

Contact Information

Telephone (619) 941-2307
FAX (619) 863-5046
Corporate Address
4364 Bonita Rd #311, Bonita, CA 91902
Electronic mail
General Information: nataliewebster@americanalbacore.com

Professional Management Arm

Rodney McVicker, AAFA BOD, Chairman
Alex Nish, AAFA BOD
Brent Bixler, F/V Royal Dawn
Arthur Lorton, F/V SeaHaven
Ryan Vantress, F/V Seawind