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President Trump Signs the Modern Fish Act

January 2, 2019
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President Trump Signs the Modern Fish Act FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rebecca Louviere, Communications Director Center for Sportfishing Policy 225-382-3756  Washington, D.C. – January 2, 2019 – The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump December … Read more

Have You Ever Seen Maryland DNR’s Fall Oyster Survey Data?

December 20, 2018
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Did you know that Maryland DNR conducts an annual Oyster Population Fall Survey each year to review the overall health of the oyster population? Surveys that asses the health of our natural resources like these should guide managers in determining how to best utilize our oyster resources.  Information like disease prevalence and spat per bushel … Read more

US House Passes Modern Fish Act

December 20, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rebecca Louviere, Communications Director 225-382-3756   U.S. House Passes Modern Fish Act First-Ever Sportfishing-Focused Legislation to Pass Congress Heads to President’s Desk  Washington, D.C. – December 19, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). Today’s vote was the final step toward sending … Read more

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

CCA Maryland Opposes Changes to Commercial Live Sale of Yellow Perch

October 29, 2018
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The following comments were sent to Maryland DNR as part of the regulatory scoping process on 10/29/2018.  More information on the fisheries rule-making process can be found on the DNR “Changes to Fisheries Regulations” website. October 29, 2018 Via email only to: fisheriespubliccomment.dnr@maryland.gov   RE: Comments for Proposed Changes to Regulations the Sale of Live … Read more

4th Annual Oyster Stroll Downtown Westminster 2018

October 16, 2018
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Downtown Westminster’s 4th annual Oyster Stroll raised awareness and funds for Coastal Conservation Association Maryland with delectable freshly shucked oysters from aquaculture farms all over The Bay. WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND (Saturday, October 13, 2018) Thousands of oyster lovers hit the streets of Westminster last Saturday to enjoy the season’s first taste of fall and slurp up … 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

Fishing Rods at the Westminster Library

October 9, 2018
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Westminster, MD – On Saturday, October 13, the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland, Central Region Chapter, made a donation of fishing rods and equipment to Carroll County Public Library’s Westminster Branch. The donation helped supplement the existing collection of six fishing rods and equipment currently available for loan from the branch. The presentation took place during the … Read more