Shedd says boaters and anglers are the true conservationists.

Q&A with American Fishing Tackle Co. president and CEO Bill Shedd

AFTCO was established in 1958 in Newport Beach, Calif., as the American Fishing Tackle Co. by J.C. Axelson, a pioneer in big-game tackle development. In 1973, Milt and Peggie Shedd acquired the business and oversaw its evolution into a brand that focuses on conservation as well as big-game angling.

Plans move forward for Miami show despite opposition

The Miami International Boat Show is moving ahead on time and on budget, and attendees and exhibitors are expressing confidence that the show will move forward as planned in its new location at Miami Marine Stadium.

Key Biscayne files new lawsuit in Miami show site dispute

Key Biscayne filed a third lawsuit looking to stop the Miami International Boat Show from coming to the Miami Marine Stadium, seeking to stop development of a park that is currently under construction in preparation for the 2016 show.


Plastic, plastic everywhere

Sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race came to the stopover in Newport, R.I., with a one-word message. It’s not “strength” or “endurance” or any other inspirational messaging poster you might see hanging in an office boardroom.

The Volvo Ocean Race boats pass under the Newport Bridge at the start of Leg 7, bound for Lisbon, Portugal.

Logistically, it’s a rat race

Sure, you’ve got some marketing challenges. But how about picking up and moving your shop to the middle of the Indian Ocean? That’s essentially the challenge Volvo Group faces when it runs its Volvo Ocean Race around the world every three years.

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