• Provide Input on the Dredging of Man O War Shoal

    Nov 14, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Oysters, Water Quality

      The public comment period on this issue ended Tuesday November, 21 2017.  To view CCA Maryland’s official comments on this issue CLICK HERE   In 2015, Maryland Department of Natural Resources(DNR) made the decision to further their longstanding application to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for […]

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  • ASMFC Menhaden Management Board Misses Historic Opportunity

    Nov 14, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Forage, Menhaden

    Management body caves with vote to maintain failed management of menhaden  Presented with the historic opportunity to put in place much-needed protections for menhaden that recognize their ecological role, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board blinked, and instead opted for status quo management. In the months leading up to the vote, public […]

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  • An Anglers Guide to Amendment 3 for Atlantic Menhaden Management

    Sep 5, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Forage, Menhaden

    Future of the forage base is on the line Voice your support for a change in the management of menhaden One of the first lessons anglers learn is to find the fish you must first find the bait.  A healthy forage base is critical to both the health of important gamefish such as striped bass […]

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  • Chub Mackerel Management Input Needed

    May 14, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Forage

      Chub Mackerel, Scomber colias (photo credit: mafmc.org) UPDATE 5/29: Click Here to view CCA Maryland’s input on the issue. 5/15/2017 David Sikorski, CCA MD Executive Director Background: Last summer the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) passed an amendment to protect forage species from large scale harvest.  Many of the protected species are important food sources […]

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  • Advocacy Update 3/17

    Mar 17, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Oysters, Striped Bass, Water Quality

    March 17th, 2016 By: David Sikorski, Executive Director With the session still in, CCA Maryland’s Government Relations Committee(GRC) is still working the halls of the legislature to ensure our messages of the importance of science based management and the long-term sustainability of our shared natural resources continues to be learned and understood by our elected […]

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  • Central Region Chapter Releases Thank You Video

    Mar 7, 2017 | Posted in: Central Region Chapter

    CCA Maryland’s Central Region Chapter recently held another record breaking Range to Reef Dinner & Benefit which saw more than 230 attendees celebrating conservation in Westminster, Maryland. The chapter members thanked those in attendance with this video about the grassroots efforts of CCA Maryland. Stayed connected with the CCA Central Region Chapter by visiting the  CCA Central Region Chapter FACEBOOK […]

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  • Advocacy Update: February 24th

    Feb 24, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy

    February 24th, 2016 By: David Sikorski, Executive Director Volunteers from CCA Maryland’s Government Relations Committee worked the halls of Annapolis this week to share the message of sound, science based fisheries management. SB 554 – Natural Resources – Gill Nets – Mesh Size On Tuesday, Larry Jennings, a long time CCA Maryland volunteer spoke in […]

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  • BCT & CCA Make A Splash with 2nd Chesapeake Reef Project

    Feb 22, 2017 | Posted in: Habitat, Lower Shore Chapter, Oysters

    Tangier Sound is about to have a whole lot more underwater habitat for anglers to explore!  Tuesday, February 21, 2017, marked the deployment of CCA’s National Habitat Program, The Building Conservation Trust’s (BCT) second reef project in the Chesapeake Bay.  Anglers alike will have even more options in Tangier Sound for what was already considered a premier destination and the […]

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  • Update on Man O War Shoal from 2/13 OAC meeting

    Feb 14, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Oysters, Water Quality

    Photo credit: Bay Journal/Virginia Marine Resources Commission 2/14/2017 David Sikorski, Executive Director CCA Maryland An update on the status of the application to dredge Man O War shoal’s fossil shell was presented at the meeting of the Oyster Advisory Commission (OAC) on February 13, 2017. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources(DNR) reported that the timeline provided […]

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