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

Time for ASMFC to Stand Firm for Menhaden

February 2, 2018
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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 … Read more

CCA Maryland announces the hiring of its new Executive Director

February 3, 2017
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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 … Read more

JR Whitsell appointed to Vice Chairman of Habitat Committee

January 3, 2017
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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 ( is a local … Read more

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

July 18, 2016
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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. … Read more