Advocacy

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.

Along with our national, state, and local partners we work to promote a resource-first and science based natural resource management system.  As anglers, we focus on what is best for recreational fishing and work to promote abundant and well managed fisheries.

Our Government Relations Committee of volunteers and staff works tirelessly on the many issues which face the angling community, and the status of the resources that we depend on.  We work on behalf of our members, and always welcome volunteer members to help us shape our positions and actions to achieve our objectives.

For more information about getting involved with our advocacy work, please contact us today.

The majority of CCA Maryland’s advocacy efforts are focused on the work of managers at Maryland DNR, as well as the various state, and regional commissions and councils set up to provide public input to the management of our public natural resources.

For more information on some of these commissions or councils, please click each name below.

Maryland DNR Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission(SFAC),

Maryland DNR Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission(TFAC)

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission(ASMFC)

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council(MAFMC)

Additional species or issue specific information can be found by navigating the menu below.   If you are seeking more information on a fisheries issue that impacts our resources and recreational fishing, please contact us any time.  

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2015 Testimony

March 13, 2015
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Keep up on the latest developments in fisheries.  Read our testimony on key issues.   HB638 CCAMD ENT Testimony 03-04-15 HB72 Bloede Dam CCAMD Testimony 03-03-15 HB 914_Written_testimony_2_24_14 HB419_writtentestimony_3_6_15 HB785_Written_testimony_3_5_15 HB1005_Written Testimony_3_6_15 HB1002_WrittenTestimony_3_6_2015 HB998_Written_testimony_3_5_15 SB57 Bloede Dam CCAMD Testimony 03-03-15 SB666_Written_testimony_3_10_15 CCAMD SB322 EHEA Testimony 02-24-15

Menhaden Management Finally Begins

March 25, 2011
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News Release Coastal Conservation Association 6919 Portwest, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77024 Email: twvenker@joincca.org Website: www.joincca.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2011 CONTACT: Ted Venker, 1-800-201-FISH   Menhaden Management Finally Begins ASMFC takes first steps to rebuild menhaden forage base   ALEXANDRIA, VA – For the first time ever, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission … Read more