• 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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  • Opinion: Preserve MD’s Man O War Shoal

    Dec 19, 2017 | Posted in: Advocacy, Oysters

    Dr. Kenneth Lewis, a longtime CCA Maryland leader penned the following Op-Ed regarding the proposal to dredge Man O War Shoal.   Click here to view the full article in the Baltimore Sun.  

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  • 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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