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

Downtown Westmister

Oyster Stroll

Saturday, October 13, 2018
noon - 5pm

Habitat Today, Fish Tomorrow

Support clean water and building three-dimensional oyster reefs to make fishing better.

Fish Tagging & Citizen Science

Take action to improve the data 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

SAVE MAN O WAR SHOAL
Protect the last large relic oyster reef in the upper Chesapeake Bay from destructive dredging

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

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Advocate

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

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Educate

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

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Conserve

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

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Partner

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

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students involved
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reef balls deployed
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oysters added to the bay

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.

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