Words by Aaron Wood
The water mismanagement present in Florida has led to the near collapse of three nationally recognized estuaries, threatened the water supply for millions of Floridians, and has caused a radical decline in the native wildlife populations. As well as massive seagrass die-offs, algae blooms, and fish kills in Florida Bay due to hypersalinity. Started by a small group of fishing guides, Captains For Clean Water has been diligently advocating for the state’s water quality issues since 2016. The organization continues to make strides in political recognition and change, infrastructure and operation initiatives, and frontline emergency response. Through awareness, education, and empowerment, Captains has united groups and individuals, alike, to act on initiatives that will protect and restore the Everglades and Florida’s waters.
We are excited to announce that AFTCO has teamed up with Captains For Clean Water to create a custom performance fishing shirt for those long, sunny days on the water. This shirt features built-in UPF 50 sun protection, stain-release material, and a quick dry, moisture-wicking fabric. Designed by Capt. Chris Wittman, Captains For Clean Water co-founder, himself, this shirt has planted roots within the organization. One hundred percent of proceeds support the Captains For Clean Water mission to restore and protect Florida’s waters. So, grab a shirt and tell your friends!
CFCW x AFTCO Sun Protection Fishing Hoodie
Stay cool, look good, and conquer those long, sunny days on the water in CFCW's custom AFTCO sun protection fishing hoodie. Featuring UPF 50 sun protection, moisture wicking technology, and a one-of-a-kind design with daisy-chaining tarpon, you’ll be able to enjoy longer days on the boat or at the beach in total comfort.
CFCW x AFTCO Performance Fishing Shirt
Stay cool, look good, and conquer those long, sunny days on the water in CFCW's custom AFTCO long-sleeve crew neck shirt. Featuring UPF 50 sun protection, moisture wicking technology, and a one-of-a-kind design with daisy-chaining tarpon, you’ll be able to enjoy longer days on the boat or at the beach in total comfort.
Because of donations like this, progress has been seen at a record pace and critical projects are being expedited. However, there is more to be done. Don’t need another shirt but still looking for a way to help out? Join the fight and help protect our way of life for future generations here.