American Albacore Fishing Association

Operated by American Fishers, for American Fishers.

We seek to ensure responsible fishery management practices and the participation of vital fishing communities. We support education regarding responsible fishing methods and promote the health benefits of tuna consumption along with environmental benefits of sustainable fishery practices.

If we can educate people about sustainable albacore fishing, we will make a difference.

We are commercial pole and line one-by-one fishers and we have a responsibility. Our tuna fishery is family-run and operates out of San Diego. Our members pride themselves on the care we take to protect the marine environment and in teaching others to do the same.

We Make A Difference 

We Make A Difference 

We Make A Difference 

We Make A Difference 

We Make A Difference 

We Make A Difference 

We Are Your Food Producers

Learn about the pole and line one-by-one fishing harvest method of the American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) fishery. Meet and hear from Ryan Vantress, a second-generation fisherman and his experience. A day In the life. #protectusfishermen

Measurable results are the name of the game

We became the first tuna fishery in the world to be MSC certified and as a result of that we had a forum to tell the world we were here.

Natalie WebsterDirector of Operations, AAFA

People need to understand it's not just a company that owns a boat. It's not some corporation deal that's going on. It's families, it's lives, and it's just community.

Eric HopferAAFA

Our Core Values Mean Unity

Learn about the history of the American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) fishery. Meet and hear from Natalie Webster (Director of Operations), Eric Hopfer, Rodney McVicker, and more.

It's time to make the ocean our priority. Let's change the world together.

Explore Membership with AAFA

We have a long track record of wide-reaching effects. View our monthly newsletters.

Explore Membership with AAFA

We have a long track record of wide-reaching effects. View our monthly newsletters.