• 2018 Advocacy Update

    Mar 12, 2018 | Posted in: Advocacy, News, Oysters, Water Quality

      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 […]

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  • Time for ASMFC to Stand Firm for Menhaden

    Feb 2, 2018 | Posted in: Menhaden, News

    By: David Sikorski, Executive Director As any good angler knows, Atlantic menhaden are anything but a pisciverous predator.  Rather they are the foundation of the regional food web, and an abundant source of protein for many important gamefish like striped bass, bluefish, king mackerel and even some tuna species. To date, they have been managed […]

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  • CCA Maryland announces the hiring of its new Executive Director

    Feb 3, 2017 | Posted in: News

    CCA Maryland is proud to announce the hiring of David Sikorski as its next Executive Director.  David officially joins us after more than a decade of work as a volunteer with the association.   David’s background makes him a strong choice to lead our state chapter. He is native Marylander, a passionate and experienced sportsman, and […]

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  • JR Whitsell appointed to Vice Chairman of Habitat Committee

    Jan 3, 2017 | Posted in: News

    Westminster, Maryland JR Whitsell has been appointed to serve as the Vice Chairman of CCA Maryland’s Habitat Committee.  JR, who owns Jigged Up Customs, has been a long time supporter  of CCA Maryland and a committed volunteer to supporting the growing habitat efforts across the state.  His Jigged Up Customs business (www.jiggedupunlimited.com) is a local […]

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  • Pat Murray, President CCA National, to Speak at Maryland State Board Meeting

    Jul 18, 2016 | Posted in: News

    Join us for the 2016 summer board meeting. As always, CCA Maryland will provide a fantastic dinner and great camaraderie. There will be presentations by our GRC Team, Executive Director, Habitat Committee and Treasurer. Guest speaker will be Pat Murray, President CCA National! Social hour begins at 6 p.m. Meeting starts promptly at 7 p.m. […]

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  • Carroll County Times Article

    Mar 16, 2016 | Posted in: News

    Carefully smoothing out concrete inside a bell-shaped structure with a rubber mallet, Francis Scott Key High School senior and masonry student Sarah Kramer worked with Chesapeake Bay Foundation employees Wednesday afternoon to create reef balls at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Westminster. The reef balls are part of the Coastal Conservation Association […]

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  • Bay Journal on the Sustainable Oyster Harvest Act of 2016

    Mar 11, 2016 | Posted in: News

    Proposed oyster study draws watermen’s ire How many oysters can be safely taken from the Chesapeake Bay year after year without threatening the long-term survival of the ecologically and economically important shellfish? That’s a question some lawmakers in Annapolis want answered. A bill heard this week by a Senate committee would require scientists to determine […]

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  • PropTalk on TieFest

    Feb 24, 2016 | Posted in: News

    CCA Lefty Kreh Tie Fest February 23, 2016 The Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA) 16th Annual Lefty Kreh Tie Fest was held on February 20 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, MD. This is the third year the event has been combined with the Light Tackle and Kayak Fest. CCA really puts on a great event […]

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  • Menhaden Management Board moves to increase harvest Anglers cautiously optimistic management still moving in right direction Posted on May 06, 2015

    May 14, 2015 | Posted in: News

    Menhaden Management Board moves to increase harvest Anglers cautiously optimistic management still moving in right direction Posted on May 06, 2015   ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board approved a 10 percent increase in the total allowable catch (TAC) of menhaden for 2015 and 2016 to 187,880 metric tons […]

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