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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

2018 Red Trout Tournament Results

October 2, 2018
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2018 CCA Maryland Red Trout Tournament Crisfield, Maryland It was a beautiful weekend in Crisfield, Maryland for the 2018 Red Trout Fishing Tournament. Fisherman from all over the region came to Crisfield to enjoy fishing this two-day tournament amongst Tangier Sound’s many creeks, rivers, reefs, and islands. The Red Trout Tournament started in 2013, to … Read more

Coastal Conservation Association Comments On Bluefish Allocation Amendment To The Bluefish Management Plan

July 23, 2018
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The following comments were provided by CCA on the current Bluefish Allocation Amendment being considered by the Mid-Atlantic Council.  Full details of this action can be found HERE The following information is from the document regarding public input: The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding the range of potential issues to be addressed in … Read more

CCA Maryland is Hiring

July 11, 2018
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Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA Maryland) is a state chapter of Coastal Conservation Association(CCA). The purpose of CCA 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 our coastal resources for the benefit of … Read more

Bonterra Organic Vineyards & BreakThru Beverage Give Back to Conservation, Habitat & Clean Water

June 20, 2018
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Bonterra Organic Vineyards & BreakThru Beverage have kicked off a 3 month give back program for our efforts to Conserve, Promote and Enhance our coastal marine resources for the benefit of the general public. Wine retailers & restaurants in Maryland, DC and Delaware can participate in the program so if you know a store that … Read more

Partners in conservation launch ReleaSense initiative

June 20, 2018
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  Collaborative effort to make best catch-and-release practices, research available to anglers   Shimano, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies and Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) are proud to announce the launch of a cooperative effort called ReleaSense to promote and enhance the traditional role of anglers as leaders … Read more

2018 Advocacy Update

March 12, 2018
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  March 12, 2018 David Sikorski, Executive Director. CCA Maryland’s Government Relations Committee has been hard at work in Annapolis this session opposing bad bills and supporting good ones.   It has been a busy year, with A LOT of legislation being introduced. You can CLICK HERE to search for bills, find out who your legislator is, or … Read more