CCA MD Newsroom

Patuxent River Chapter’s “Half Shells for Habitat” Fundraising Banquet

June 30, 2018
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The Patuxent River Chapter of CCA Maryland will hold their annual fundraising banquet on October 11th, 2018.   The event will be held at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons Maryland. Attendees will enjoy an evening of fun, food, drinks and camaraderie, all while helping support habitat restoration and conservation efforts in the area. All attendees … 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

CCA Maryland Weighs in on Proposed Yellow Perch Changes

May 11, 2018
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Click Here to view CCA Maryland’s input to DNR on proposed changes to the yellow perch fishery in May of 2018. Regulatory scoping is an important part of the public process and all changes being considered by Maryland DNR can be viewed here

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

Opinion: Preserve MD’s Man O War Shoal

December 19, 2017
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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.  

Provide Input on the Dredging of Man O War Shoal

November 14, 2017
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  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 … Read more

ASMFC Menhaden Management Board Misses Historic Opportunity

November 14, 2017
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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 … Read more

An Anglers Guide to Amendment 3 for Atlantic Menhaden Management

September 5, 2017
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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 … Read more