2019 Legislative Session

February 11, 2019
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On the second Wednesday of each January, the Maryland General Assembly (GAM) begins a ninety day legislative session.  During this time 47 State Senators, and 141 Delegates work to consider action on multiple bills, as well as the states capital and operating budgets. The information below is specific to bills that CCA Maryland is tracking and/or … Read more

ASMFC Menhaden Management Board Misses Historic Opportunity

November 14, 2017
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Management body caves with vote to maintain failed management of menhaden  Presented with the historic opportunity to put in place much-needed protections for menhaden that recognize their ecological role, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board blinked, and instead opted for status quo management. In the months leading up to the vote, public … Read more

An Anglers Guide to Amendment 3 for Atlantic Menhaden Management

September 5, 2017
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Future of the forage base is on the line Voice your support for a change in the management of menhaden One of the first lessons anglers learn is to find the fish you must first find the bait.  A healthy forage base is critical to both the health of important gamefish such as striped bass … Read more

Chub Mackerel Management Input Needed

May 14, 2017
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  Chub Mackerel, Scomber colias (photo credit: UPDATE 5/29: Click Here to view CCA Maryland’s input on the issue. 5/15/2017 David Sikorski, CCA MD Executive Director Background: Last summer the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) passed an amendment to protect forage species from large scale harvest.  Many of the protected species are important food sources … Read more

Forage fish need our help

May 19, 2016
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  Contact: David Sikorski, Chairman- Government Relations Committee, We have an incredible opportunity in front of us.  Forage fish are the cornerstone of a healthy fishery.  There are many species that are currently unmanaged.  That means that either fisheries exist or could open up with no scientific data to support the removal of the … Read more