ASGA: The Albie Project

Albies have a cult following throughout the Atlantic coast. For inshore light tackle and fly anglers, few species put up the pound-for-pound fight or generate frothing, visual feeds that false albacore do. Quite simply, anglers love chasing albies, and much of the ASGA membership depends on them. There are an estimated half of a million trips targeting false albacore annually. Unfortunately, however, there is no management or scientific understanding of this species important to coastal communities throughout much of the Atlantic coast.

ASGA recognized how valuable this species is to our membership and leveraged our network to learn more about albies with the goal of convincing fishery managers to establish some precautionary management for his under-appreciated and overlooked species.

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