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2019/05/14 13:43:52 (permalink)


In a joint effort, FishUSA and the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) are collaborating to give back to the fishing communities of the Great Lakes region by supporting the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS). At a time when Great Lakes anglers are experiencing record-breaking fishing opportunities, we at FishUSA, AFTCO, and the network of researchers at GLATOS are aiming to further enhance the region's fishing resources long into the future.
For those of you that are not familiar with GLATOS, it is a bi-national network of researchers who study how different fish species behave in the Great Lakes. Researchers capture a number of fish, surgically implant an acoustic telemetry tag, and release the tagged fish back into the water. The tag tracks each fish's movement over time and transmits information to acoustic receivers placed throughout the Great Lakes.
The three-way partnership began this spring. Through the partnership, a portion of proceeds from AFTCO and FishUSA sales will go to GLATOS to fund fisheries research in a region that supports thousands of jobs, millions of anglers, and a multi-billion dollar fishing economy. AFTCO performance apparel can now be purchased at FishUSA, co-branded apparel is also now available, and contributions are already being made to GLATOS.
With that last part comes a big announcement from FishUSA. In an effort to support GLATOS, FishUSA will be donating $3 from AFTCO GLATOS Long Sleeve T-Shirt.
FishUSA is incredibly excited to partner with these amazing companies and we are looking forward to the support of our fantastic community of customers as well.
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    Re: FishUSA, AFTCO, and GLATOS 2019/11/15 19:59:54 (permalink)

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    Re: FishUSA, AFTCO, and GLATOS 2020/01/15 19:34:14 (permalink)
    so how does the fishermen use this service? can we get on the computer and see where the fish are or what are the benefits to us the fisherman?
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    Re: FishUSA, AFTCO, and GLATOS 2020/01/15 19:52:24 (permalink)
    I'd like to see them tag fall creek Steelhead and see what percentage if any actually are able to survive the winter and return again the following year .....something nobody actually knows or has any info on. 
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