American Albacore Fishing Association

American Albacore Fishing Association

AAFA (American Albacore Fishing Association) is an American non-profit organisation representing commercial pole-and-line vessels, ran by a collective of American fishers who operate in the Pacific Ocean.

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-and-line fisheries now and into the future.

AAFA’s pole-and-line and troll albacore tuna fishery was the first Marine Stewardship Council certified tuna fishery worldwide, receiving full certification in August 2007.