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AAFA Certified Quality Seal

AAFA (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.

Video: "A Fisherman's Perspective"

2014 Board of Directors

Jack Webster

Bobby Blocker
Vice President

Jack Vantress

Eric Hopfer

2014 Board Members

Tim Thomas

Carl Nish

Steve Rittenberg

Paul Hill

Steve Moore

AAFA was the first MSC Certified Pole & Line Tuna Fishery

AAFA has been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council's coveted eco-label for sustainable fishing. Products from the AAFA tuna fishery may now carry the Marine Stewardship Council eco-label which will distinguish it as a certified sustainable and well-managed fishery. This is the first tuna fishery in the world to receive the accolade. (Full Article)