Anglers Working to Conserve, Promote and Enhance Maryland's Marine Resources

We're Hiring!

Do you want to help make a difference in the future of recreational angling and the health of the Chesapeake Bay? We're looking for an Assistant Director to help grow CCA Maryland.

Great Wine for a Great Cause

Proceeds from every case of Bonterra Organic Wine sold this summer will support local conservation, water quality & habitat restoration efforts

Citizen Science

Take action to improve data collection that effects fisheries management decisions and the future of recreational angling

Living Reef Action Campaign

Restoring oyster reef habitat while improving fishing opportunities for recreational fisherman in the Chesapeake Bay

Info on the Proposal to Dredge
Man O War Shoal
The Board of Public Works accepted input on a Tidal Wetlands License application to dredge fossil shell from Man O War shoal. This practice was done over 46 years and paid for by public dollars, with no evidence that this action will provide a net benefit to the Chesapeake Bay. CCA Maryland provided comments in opposition to the proposed action

CCA Maryland & Building Conservation Trust are proud members of the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance

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Welcome to CCA Maryland

The purpose of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland is to advise and educate the public on the conservation of our marine resources. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public

What We Do

Advocate CCA of Maryland


Engage in grass-roots, science based advocacy for the sustainable and wise use of Maryland’s marine resources.

Educate CCA of Maryland


Work to educate and empower anglers and students on the importance of conservation and the enhancement of marine habitat.

Conserve CCA of Maryland


Work to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of our marine resources for the benefit of the general public.

Partner with CCA of Maryland


Collaborate with a broad range of local, state, and national partners to provide a collective voice for our coastal marine resources.

Living Reef Action Campaign

In an effort to restore oyster reef habitat while improving fishing opportunities for recreational fisherman in the Chesapeake Bay,  CCA Maryland has worked with CCA’s national habitat program, the Building Conservation Trust (BCT),  and local partners including Carroll County Public Schools, Lehigh Cement Co., Stevenson University, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation & the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative (MARI) to create the Living Reef Action Campaign.  Since 2015 numerous county school systems have joined the Living Reef Action Campaign(LRAC).

By working with educators, we collectively provide a meaningful experiential environmental learning for students.  The building concrete reef balls, which are later seeded with oyster spat and deployed in the Chesapeake Bay to create new three dimensional reef structures, provides a unique perspective for students, teachers and parents into the importance of the oyster in the regional ecosystem.   Learn more…

Students Involved
2,168students involved
Reef Balls Deployed
388reef balls deployed
Oysters Added to the Bay
477,000oysters added to the bay

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