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CCA Comments on Amendment to Fishery Management Plans for Snapper-Grouper, Golden Crab, and Dolphin and Wahoo

Posted on August 26, 2015

This move would also continue the “lose-lose” scenario facing the angling public, in which accountability measures are imposed if the recreational quota is exceeded, and yet the allowable recreational catch is reallocated if the recreational quota is not achieved.

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Amendment 28 Fact Sheet

Red Snapper Reallocation
Posted on August 13, 2015

Legislation Introduced to Preserve Fishing Access in Biscayne National Park

Recreational fishing and boating community praises Congressional leaders for addressing flawed marine reserve decision
Posted on July 30, 2015

On the heels of the recent announcement to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to fishing, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bipartisan bill, H.R. 3310, that will help stop this and similar unwarranted fishing closures from occurring. Led by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), and 28 other original sponsors, the “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act” requires the National Park Service and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to have approval from state fish and wildlife agencies before closing state waters to recreational or commercial fishing.

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

Do your representatives know you? They should

Posted on July 01, 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.

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.