If you’re a saltwater angler and don’t know about the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO), it’s time that you became acquainted. It’s one of our best allies for marine conservation and defending angler access to the ocean’s fisheries.
For more than 50 years, the company has donated proceeds from sale of its tackle and clothing to those causes. In 2012, it contributed $500,000.
According to BD Outdoors, “This $500,000 was distributed to some of the most respected fishing and conservation organizations in the world.
“Many additional grassroots organizations and individuals who share with AFTCO and its customers a passion for recreational fishing also received contributions.
“This year, the most notable causes and organizations that received financial contributions from AFTCO and the Shedd Family included Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, California MLPA lawsuit, Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute, International Game Fish Association, and the Center for Coastal Conservation.”
Read more from BD Outdoors here.
And go to the AFTCO website to read about “defeating the longlines, removing the gillnets, rigs to reefs,” and “the fight against extreme fishing closures.”