Phasing out mile-long drift gillnet use will dramatically decrease bycatch, including recreationally important fisheries Alexandria, VA – May 8, 2019 – Today, Bill Shedd, president of the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) and a 25-year Chairman of the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Government Affairs committee, testified before Congress on the impact of drift gillnets on sportfish populations. The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife held a legislative hearing today on multiple bills including the bipartisan Driftnet…

Sportfishing Industry Leader Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives on Drift Gillnet Phaseout