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Tilghman Reef Deployment

June 16, 2017
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Chub Mackerel Management Input Needed

May 14, 2017
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  Chub Mackerel, Scomber colias (photo credit: 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 … Read more

Advocacy Update 3/17

March 17, 2017
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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 … Read more

Central Region Chapter Releases Thank You Video

March 7, 2017
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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 … Read more

Advocacy Update: February 24th

February 24, 2017
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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 … Read more

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

February 22, 2017
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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 … Read more

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

February 14, 2017
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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 … Read more

CCA Maryland announces the hiring of its new Executive Director

February 3, 2017
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CCA Maryland is proud to announce the hiring of David Sikorski as its next Executive Director.  David officially joins us after more than a decade of work as a volunteer with the association.   David’s background makes him a strong choice to lead our state chapter. He is native Marylander, a passionate and experienced sportsman, and … Read more

Reef Project Will Improve Habitat and Fishing in Tangier Sound

January 23, 2017
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(Frederick, Maryland) – In an effort to restore marine habitat while improving fishing opportunities for recreational fisherman in the Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA’s) national marine habitat program, the Building Conservation Trust (BCT), has partnered with CCA Maryland, the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiation (MARI), Rinker Materials and Engel Coolers to add nearly four hundred … Read more

Schools Create an Oyster Week Experience for Students

January 19, 2017
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Students and faculty from Friendship Valley Elementary School (Westminster, MD) and Resurrection-St Paul School (Ellicott City, MD) have recently collaborated to create weeklong educational and hands-on restoration experiences at their schools. These schools are working cooperatively with the Building Conservation Trust (BCT) and Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland (CCA) to create STEM learning activities that are focused on oyster restoration and why creating new marine habitat is important … Read more