We are super excited to announce that AFTCO (Amercian Fishing Tackle Company) is sponsoring the ATLANTIC TUNA PROJECT. Anyone around fishing knows AFTCO and the contributions that the Shedd family have given to our sport and fisheries conservation worldwide. The company was established in 1958 in Newport Beach, California. A family-owned
company that ranks among the world's most highly regarded saltwater fishing tackle manufacturers, AFTCO’s roller guides, fighting belts,
harnesses, fishing gloves and more are found on top sportfishing boats world wide. Founded by Milt Shedd who also co-founded SeaWorld in San Diego, and now led by son Bill Shedd, AFTCO is a brand that leads with reputation, quality and customer satisfaction. AFTCO Bluewater's expertise in designing and manufacturing quality clothing and the Shedd family's longtime commitment to marine stewardship, that recently led Guy Harvey to partner with AFTCO Bluewater as his clothing licensee which can be found at www.guyharveysportswear.com. At the site, visitors will find interesting blog posts penned from guest writers like Peter Wright who recently explores whether marlin can see colors, Bill Shedd explains how fast mahi-mahi can grow, watch epic videos of monster fish, see famous photos and of course you can browse and purchase the latest fashions and apparel from the Guy Harvey Sportswear line.

Here at the ATLANTIC TUNA PROJECT we will be highlighting how Bill Shedd and his organization are helping our efforts to further the tagging and conservation of Atlantic bluefin, yellowfin and bigeye tuna. Having AFTCO aboard as a sponsor is a wonderful addition to the program and gives us tremendous energy and validation that we are doing the right thing. On a recent phone call with Bill Shedd, I will never forget the words he relayed that his late father once told him in that for all the wonderful gifts the ocean has provided, along comes the responsibility of giving back, and here at the ATLANTIC TUNA PROJECT we intend to do just that. Thank you Bill & the rest of the team at AFTCO for supporting our efforts, with your help the program is further along to increase awareness and conservation of Atlantic tunas.

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