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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 the environmental benefits of sustainable fishery practices. AAFA strives to ensure the economic viability of pole & line fisheries now and into the future.

Board of Directors

Tim Thomas
F/V Steel Fin II

Vice President
Carl Nish
F/V Lydorein

Rodney McVicker
F/V Billie Marie II

Erick Hopfer
F/V Billie Marie II

Board Members

Arthur Lorton
F/V Sea Haven

Eathan Wraith
F/V Karen Jan

Jake McMaster
F/V Captain Banjo

Ryan Vantress
Ryan Vantress
F/V Seawind

Jimmy Phillips
F/V Aqua Leo

Contact Information

Telephone (619) 941-2307
FAX (619) 863-5046
Corporate Address
4364 Bonita Rd #311, Bonita, CA 91902
Electronic mail
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