Since 2014 AFFTA has proudly supported over a dozen fisheries conservation- and education-focused organizations and projects with grants through the Fisheries Fund. Our goal is to provide direct support to those who are boots-on-the-ground, helping to ensure the health of the sport and fish we love and the places we enjoy them for generations to come.
Keepemwet Fishing was a grant recipient in 2017 and again in 2018 – and also hosted a stellar panel discussion at IFTD 2018 in Orlando. Their work in raising awareness of proper catch-and-release fish handling techniques to reduce fish mortality is important – and gaining much-needed attention throughout not only the fly fishing community, but the larger angling world as a whole. Read more in their summary below.