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.

 

2020 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
Eric Hopfer
Erick Hopfer
F/V Billie Marie II
Secretary

2020 Board Members

Arthur Lorton
Arthur Lorton
F/V Sea Haven
Director

Eathan Wraith
Eathan Wraith
F/V Karen Jan
Director

Skip McMaster
Skip McMaster
F/V Captain Banjo
Director

Ryan Vantress
Ryan Vantress
F/V Seawind
Director

Matthew O'Donnell
Matthew O’Donnell
F/V Rose Marie
Director

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

Scott Kastengren – FV Sunset Charge
JJ Gerritsen – FV Piky
Ryan Vantress – FV Seawind
Rodney McVicker – FV Sundancer
Alex Nish – FV Lydorein