For a second year, AFTCO and the CCA have expanded their relationship as they collectively work toward their common goal to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of our coastal resources. This year, AFTCO becomes the official clothing website partner of the Coastal Conservation Association, will donate product to support more than 225 local chapter banquets, and work closely with both the national and state organizations on a variety of issues.
AFTCO has long used its line of Fishing Clothing and Saltwater Fishing Tackle to support ocean conservation. Through AFTCO’s 10% Pledge to Protect & Conserve, AFTCO & the Shedd family have contributed more than 10% of company profits to help protect our ocean resources and ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations. To this effect, in 2017 AFTCO will expand on its line of co-branded AFTCO x CCA apparel. Anglers will soon be able to purchase a CCA Hooded Performance Shirt & CCA Sun Masks on AFTCO.com. AFTCO x CCA Hats and Performance Shirts will remain available for sale. With every purchase of a CCA by AFTCO product, a $5 Donation will be used to fund the CCA conservation efforts nationwide.
While AFTCO and the CCA have both extensively fought for similar causes, the two organizations recently became closely aligned when AFTCO President, Bill Shedd, joined with other California sport fishing leaders to spearhead the formation of a CCA California Chapter. The CCA California Chapter formalized the CCA’s national strong hold in the coastal U.S., and plays a critical future role in the CCA’s ability to represent the interests and conservation of all saltwater anglers.
AFTCO and the CCA are committed to marine conservation and protecting anglers’ access to healthy marine resources. Together, the leadership of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and AFTCO will make the protection of our marine resources and the interests of anglers a top priority to ensure a sustainable fishery for generations to come.