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Attack by menhaden industry unites conservation community

May 15, 2019
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Attack by menhaden industry unites conservation community Conservationists fear fox could end up guarding the henhouse in certification process In a biting piece of satire in the May 2019 issue of Sport Fishing Magazine entitled “Certifiably Absurd,” editor Doug Olander took aim at Omega Protein’s efforts to have its industrial harvest of menhaden certified as … Read more

ASMFC Moves to Reverse Downward Trend of Striped Bass

May 1, 2019
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Managers set to prescribe much-needed conservation measures on iconic fishery Faced with a crisis in the striped bass fishery and mounting concern from anglers all along the East Coast, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Striped Bass Management Board sent a clear signal today that it wants to do the right thing by requiring management … Read more

CCA Annapolis Chapter 2019 Celebration of Conservation Benefit

April 10, 2019
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CCA Maryland Kent Narrows Chapter Revival!

March 12, 2019
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An Open Letter from Pete Abbott, former President, MSSA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

February 24, 2019
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An Open Letter from Pete Abbott, former President, MSSA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.: February 21, 2019, Following the demise of the MSSA, the MSSA Scholarship Foundation (MSSASF) Board of Directors continued to raise funds for 2018 awards.  Thanks to the generous contributions from MSSA Chapters, individuals and other outside organizations, 25 students shared $35,000 for the … Read more

2019 Legislative Session

February 11, 2019
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On the second Wednesday of each January, the Maryland General Assembly (GAM) begins a ninety day legislative session.  During this time 47 State Senators, and 141 Delegates work to consider action on multiple bills, as well as the states capital and operating budgets. The information below is specific to bills that CCA Maryland is tracking and/or … Read more

Out of Town Oyster News: Calcasieu Oyster Reefs on a Comeback After Removal of Dredges

January 30, 2019
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CCA Louisiana is finding out what science has told us for decades….The use of dredges and scrapes, is destructive to oyster reef habitat, and the many ecosystem services oysters provide. “It’s sad what has happened to the state’s public oyster grounds. They have been absolutely dragged to death, and there is no denying it,” said Cresson. “Perhaps … Read more

Maryland DNR Report to ASMFC on Circle Hook Provision from 2018

January 30, 2019
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You can find Maryland DNR’s report to the ASMFC on the effectiveness of the circle hook regulations by clicking here The document also contains a letter from the American Sportfishing Association regarding the proposal to open the section of the EEZ called the Block Island Transit zone to harvest of SB. The document also includes … Read more

Striped Bass Stock Assessment FAQ

January 25, 2019
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Striped bass are managed from Maine to North Carolina by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission(ASMFC) under the guidance of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act and Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Management Act. The Striped Bass Management Board of ASMFC has representatives from each state and federal jurisdictions.  The data which is used for management is captured throughout … Read more

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