CCA National

Articles about CCA National

CCA Calls for Denial of Longline Permits

Proposal would allow longliners into conservation zones under guise of “research”
Posted on December 20, 2012

Conservationists are sounding the alarm over a proposal to issue Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP) that would crack open the door for the commercial longline industry to fish in conservation zones created in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

CCA Names New President

Posted on October 27, 2009

HOUSTON, TX – After an extensive nationwide search, Coastal Conservation Association selected conservation veteran Patrick Murray as president of the national organization at its meeting last week in Houston.

Cummins Resigns as CCA President

Posted on September 11, 2009

HOUSTON, Texas - David Cummins, after a long and successful career with the Coastal Conservation Association, has decided to resign his position to pursue other opportunities.

Changing of the Guard

CCA reorganizes to prepare for more growth.
Posted on March 31, 2009

When Walter W. Fondren III assumed the chairmanship of the fledgling Gulf Coast Conservation Association in 1977, it was a single-chapter organization concerned with a single issue – the “Save the Redfish” campaign near and dear to the hearts of Texas anglers. When he stepped down as chairman at the CCA Board of Directors meeting in March 2009, he left an organization that has grown to 17 state chapters on all three coasts with more than 100,000 members involved in issues at the local, state, national and even international levels of marine conservation.

Recreational angling secured by Presidential order

Posted on September 29, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has again highlighted the importance of recreational angling to the country by signing an Executive Order that ensures federal agencies will manage fishing as sustainable activity in all federal waters, including marine protected areas (MPAs). The Order signed on Sept. 26, 2008, modifies Executive Order 12962 signed by President Bill Clinton in 1995.

CCA Testifies Before Congress against Fish Pirates

Remarks focus on need for market controls to combat IUU fishing
Posted on April 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC – CCA General Counsel Robert G. Hayes testified before the House Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans today, and called on Congress to initiate agreements to control the international markets for seafood to put an end to IUU fishing.

Billfish Conservation Under Assault

Posted on May 08, 2007

HOUSTON, TX – Conservationists are expressing concern over a recent course of action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that could significantly roll back and delay conservation measures for threatened billfish stocks. NMFS has elected to delay a regulation requiring circle hooks for billfish tournaments until 2008 and is considering allowing longlingers into conservation zones that have been closed to industrial fishing since 2001.

CCA Advocacy Team Adds Expertise

Posted on April 04, 2007

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is pleased to announce that Matthew Paxton, most recently senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has joined the CCA advocacy team to provide key lobbying support and counsel.

Coastal Conservation Association wins IGFA Conservation Award

Posted on January 24, 2007

The International Game Fish Association has named Coastal Conservation Association as a recipient of its prestigious Conservation Award, established to honor organizations that have made significant and outstanding contributions to the cause of conservation in the freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing communities.