Western Fishboat Owners Association



News / Media / Press Events:

Below we will post relative letters, news, and press releases related to the albacore tuna fishery that may affect access to the resource and availability of albacore tuna and other seafood to the U.S. consumer:

WFOA/AAFA Statement of Offshore Wind Leases off Oregon

This page is being updated. Also please check out our facebook page under “Wild Pacific Albacore

WFOA Vessel Owner Members, Onshore Supporting Members, Government and Agency Representatives: 

As of February 1, 2023 I am technically retired as WFOA’s executive director, as position I have been at since 1996. I will be helping the transition as a Temporary Administrator. 

Mr. Clayton Wraith is the new Executive Director and will be easing into the management and regulatory issues we are involved in over the next few months as well as other public education, market issues, and members issues. Clayton has a strong history in the fishing industry and is looking forward to helping US albacore fishermen maintain access to the resource and promote the product. 

You can contact Clay at clayton.wraith@wfoa-tuna.org. Government agencies which I am on your list should add Clay for information. 

For regular admin issues please contact WFOA at info@wfoa-tuna.org or via phone at (530) 229-1097.

Thanks for your patience. 

Wayne H