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Georgia Enhances the High Point Inshore Artificial Reef

Posted on August 21, 2017

CCA SC’s habitat program extends string of marine reefs

Conservation organization seeks to expand habitat today for more fish tomorrow
Posted on June 14, 2016

$1 Million Artificial Reef to Enhance Texas Coastal Marine Habitat

“Keeping it Wild” reef near Port O’Connor to be largest in Texas waters
Posted on June 02, 2016

Tampa Bay oyster restoration picks up pace

CCA Florida, BCT, and CCA Music City join effort to build new reef on 2D Island
Posted on May 16, 2016

With one oyster restoration project recently launched on nearby Fantasy Island, plans are in the works for another project to install new oyster reefing on the eastern shoreline of Spoil Island 2D in Tampa Bay. Coastal Conservation Association Florida, the Building Conservation Trust, CCA Music City Chapter and Tampa Bay Watch, in partnership with the NOAA Restoration Center and the Port of Tampa Bay, have joined forces to improve water quality and enhance marine habitat in the Bay.

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.

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.

The Pickets Reborn

Cooperative habitat effort saves an iconic Louisiana fishing spot.
Posted on June 01, 2015

Capt. Ricky Brondum had the look of a man heading to a funeral rather than one who was guiding a fishing trip on a surprisingly mild mid-August day in 2014.

Construction to begin on the “Pickets Reef”

Private/public partnership launches artificial reefing project to save famed Louisiana trout hotspot
Posted on October 16, 2014

Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin construction this week on an artificial reef system at the site of the recently removed structures in Ship Shoal 26, known by many Louisiana anglers as “the Pickets.”

Oysters in New York Harbor get a boost

CCA’s Building Conservation Trust sponsors event benefitting Billion Oyster Project
Posted on October 03, 2014

Anglers pitch in to refurbish artificial reefs

Private/public effort completes enhancement on Cane, Fish River reefs
Posted on September 29, 2014

The Alabama Marine Resources Division (MRD) completed an artificial reef enhancement project on P. Grey Cane, Jr. and Fish River Reefs in Mobile Bay this summer, the result of an ongoing partnership between CCA Alabama and the state to enhance habitat within Alabama’s inshore waters and increase recreational fishing opportunities. CCA Alabama contributed $80,000 towards the project, which was matched by MRD’s Sport Fish Restoration funds provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Restoration of Cedar Bayou Completed

Iconic Pass Now Open After Years of Planning and Fundraising Efforts
Posted on September 29, 2014

Cedar Bayou is a natural pass that separates San Jose Island from Matagorda Island. Dredging efforts date back to the 1930s, but partial efforts, siltation, and misplacement of spoil materials eventually led to the pass and adjacent Vinson Slough being sealed. The restoration of Cedar Bayou and Vinson Slough has created the vital connection from Mesquite and Aransas Bays to the Gulf of Mexico.

Pickets Plan Comes Together

Private/public effort launches artificial reefing project to save famed Louisiana trout hotspot
Posted on June 20, 2014

A $1.2 million plan to preserve habitat in the area known as the Pickets, often referred to as hallowed ground in Louisiana trout fishing circles, was unveiled this week by officials of Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy LLC, Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), and the State of Louisiana, in coordination with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). As soon as the energy structures and pilings are removed per federal requirements from Ship Shoal 26 sometime in July, this cooperative effort at the local level is set to deploy 15,000 tons of concrete rip-rap in three artificial reefs to maintain the summer-time hotspot for speckled trout and the anglers who pursue them out of Cocodrie and Dularge.

Kenny Chesney accepts honorary board seat with CCA's habitat program

Posted on February 10, 2014

Shell Continues Major Commitment to Gulf Marine Habitat

Historic partnership with CCA habitat program to continue another three years
Posted on November 06, 2013