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CCA Maryland Kent Narrows Chapter Revival!

March 12, 2019
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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

Maryland DNR Report to ASMFC on Circle Hook Provision from 2018

January 30, 2019
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You can find Maryland DNR’s report to the ASMFC on the effectiveness of the circle hook regulations by clicking here The document also contains a letter from the American Sportfishing Association regarding the proposal to open the section of the EEZ called the Block Island Transit zone to harvest of SB. The document also includes … Read more

Striped Bass Stock Assessment FAQ

January 25, 2019
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Striped bass are managed from Maine to North Carolina by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission(ASMFC) under the guidance of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act and Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Management Act. The Striped Bass Management Board of ASMFC has representatives from each state and federal jurisdictions.  The data which is used for management is captured throughout … Read more

President Trump Signs the Modern Fish Act

January 2, 2019
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President Trump Signs the Modern Fish Act FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rebecca Louviere, Communications Director Center for Sportfishing Policy 225-382-3756  Washington, D.C. – January 2, 2019 – The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump December … Read more

US House Passes Modern Fish Act

December 20, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rebecca Louviere, Communications Director 225-382-3756   U.S. House Passes Modern Fish Act First-Ever Sportfishing-Focused Legislation to Pass Congress Heads to President’s Desk  Washington, D.C. – December 19, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). Today’s vote was the final step toward sending … Read more

Waterfowl Festival Kids’ Fishing Derby

November 16, 2018
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CCA Maryland sponsors the Kids’ Fishing Derby at this year’s 48th annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland.  More than 200 kids from all over the region came out to do some fishing at the Bay Street Ponds and winning fun prizes while and learning how to fish. EASTON, MARYLAND (Saturday & Sunday, November 10-11, 2018) … Read more

CCA Requests NEW Broad Stakeholder Based Consensus Building Effort for Oyster Management

November 16, 2018
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As a requirement of the Sustainable Oyster Population and Fishery Act of 2016, Maryland DNR requested input from members of the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission(SFAC) on management tools to include in the new fisheries management plan. CCA’s Executive Director sent the following letter to DNR requesting a new consensus building effort to build the future … Read more

CCA Opposes Proposal to Open Block Island Transit Zone to Striped Bass Fishing

November 7, 2018
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On behalf of our members, CCA sent these comments in opposition of the proposal to open the Block Island Transit Zone to Striped Bass Fishing. The following text is the summary of a proposal that NOAA is currently considering to change the rules regarding possession and possible harvest “NOAA Fisheries is considering removal of the current … Read more

Half Shells for Habitat, Patuxent River Banquet 2018

October 15, 2018
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Coastal Conservation Association Maryland’s Patuxent River Chapter hosts Half Shells for Habitat, a fundraising event with a focus on growing the Living Reef Action Campaign (LRAC) into Southern Maryland SOLOMONS, MARYLAND (Thursday, October 11, 2018)— In spite of the wild weather, more than 80 local members, conservationists and friends came out to show their support … Read more