Records of the American Tunaboat Association (ATA), a non-profit cooperative association representing the interests of tunaboat
owners and crews. The collection documents the activities of the ATA as well as the history of the tuna industry in San Diego.
The American Tunaboat Association (ATA) was established in San Diego in 1917 as a non-profit cooperative association that
advocated for tunaboat owners and crews. The members of the ATA are owners and operators of U.S. flag vessels that use various
methods, including purse seine nets, to fish commercially for tuna. Representatives of the ATA are involved in matters that
affect tunaboats and the fishing industry, including international negotiations and meetings on the conservation and management
of tuna stocks. The ATA also believes in the importance of maintaining a strong U.S. flag tuna fleet and supporting sustainable
265.7 Linear feet
(230 cartons, 3 archives boxes, 23 flat boxes, and 1 map case folder)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Duplication of crew lists in series 1) ADMINISTRATION and 7) VESSEL INFORMATION is prohibited due to privacy protections.
Researchers must request to view materials in box 11, folders 1-17 in advance. Original media formats are restricted; sound
recordings have been digitized and listening copies are available upon request.