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Innovative offshore reefing project set to go in off Jupiter

Building Conservation Trust joins effort to create new angling, diving destination
Posted on July 28, 2015

Marine fisheries and recreational angling off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, are set to get a boost this summer with the placement of 40 artificial reef cells in 88 feet of water. The CCA Building Conservation Trust has contributed $25,000 to the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation for the project, which will utilize innovative reefing materials to create a thriving new ecosystem.

Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access

States are simply better equipped to manage the fishery -- and more aware of its importance
Posted on July 16, 2015

CCA California announces new executive director

Posted on July 13, 2015

The California Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA California) has announced that Wayne Kotow will serve as executive director of the new CCA state chapter. Kotow brings an extensive background in business and fundraising experience to CCA California, which was launched earlier this year with widespread support and enthusiasm from the sportfishing community.

Final vote on red snapper allocation scheduled for August

Anglers have last chance to comment on much-delayed Council decision
Posted on July 09, 2015

Kenny Chesney Visits First Coastal Conservation Reefs In St. John River

Funds for the Two Reefs Were Raised Via Partnership with Chesney and Costa Sunglasses
Posted on June 30, 2015

Kenny Chesney got to do something very special before his sold-out Florida Country Superfest show June 14: the East Tennessee songwriter/superstar visited the first two No Shoes Reefs in Jacksonville’s St. John River. Named the Coastal Conservation Association and George Holt Reefs, the man-made reefs – designed to promote quality of aquatic life – were built through the support of Chesney’s ongoing partnership with Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and The Coastal Conservation Association/Building Conservation Trust.

Do your representatives know you? They should

Posted on June 29, 2015

If you have ever read the diaries of soldiers in the Civil War or their letters to loved ones back home, you would swear they were speaking a different language. The descriptiveness and depth of feeling in the written word of that era are nothing short of astounding compared to today’s world of unintelligible texts, bizarre abbreviations and emoticons.

How to start to think about maybe triggering an allocation process, someday…

Posted on June 26, 2015

Allocation of fishery resources is one of the prime responsibilities of the federal regional fishery management councils, and yet there exists no standardized procedure or even a timetable for reviewing allocations as changing circumstances dictate.

Answer to Red Snapper Issue Already Exists

Posted on June 23, 2015

I recently read an editorial that suggested recreational anglers should look to the North American Wildlife Conservation Model (North American Model) for answers to the red snapper management debacle in the Gulf of Mexico. While I'm grateful to see this highly successful and epochal model referenced in this unfortunately contentious debate over one of the South's most iconic saltwater fish species, it became clear that the author, and probably most Americans, are not familiar with the "model" he referenced. Ironically, suggesting recreational anglers look to this model is perhaps the best argument yet for state-based management of our nation's red snapper fishery, as well as all of our important marine recreational fisheries. States, in cooperation and with the support of recreational anglers and the sport fishing industry, have used this model to successfully manage our nation's inland fish and wildlife resources for the benefit of all American's for the last century.

The truth comes out

Catch shares for charter/for-hire industry on the way
Posted on June 18, 2015

CCA welcomes bass anglers for saltwater conservation

New online advocacy system provides opportunities for recreational anglers nationwide to contact their legislators
Posted on June 17, 2015