Projects

Sportsman Channel Presents $50,000 to CCA at ICAST to Support Gulf Region Recovery Efforts

Funds Will Go into Sportsman Fund Created with CCA in 2010
Posted on July 14, 2011

New Berlin, Wis. (July 15, 2011) – Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, presented a $50,000 check to Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) President Pat Murray at the ICAST Show in Las Vegas. 

Sportsman Channel and Coastal Conservation Association Team Up To Support Gulf Habitat

Posted on July 14, 2011

In an effort to raise awareness and funds for Gulf regions working to recover from the recent oil spill disaster, Sportsman Channel has created a special "Sportsman’s Fund" with the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) to benefit Gulf coast habitat restoration and research.

Louisiana's largest inshore artificial reef completed northeast of Grand Isle

Posted on June 13, 2011

The largest inshore limestone artificial reef project in state history dropped the last of its 8,000 tons of limestone last week onto four acres of old oyster reefs along long-submerged Independence Island.

Construction Completed on Louisiana’s Largest Limestone Inshore Artificial Reef

CCA, LDWF and partners complete historic project at Independence Island Reef
Posted on June 07, 2011

JUNE 7, 2011- The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) have completed construction on Independence Island Reef, believed to be the largest limestone inshore artificial reef project ever in Louisiana. Work crews finished the job on Monday afternoon.

Reef project aims to bring back fishermen

An artificial reef north of Grand Isle seeks to attract the fish that attract the fishermen.
Posted on May 29, 2011

HOUMA — Fishing enthusiasts are hoping to give Grand Isle a boost by restoring a former fishing hot spot claimed by coastal erosion into a bustling artificial reef.

Independence Island Reef construction set to begin

Partnership between CCA, LDWF, Shell and the Candies Family makes project a reality
Posted on May 24, 2011

Coastal Conservation Association is set to begin construction on an island reef near Grand Isle that is expected to boost recreational fishing in an area damaged by erosion. Despite recent heavy winds and high water, CCA has all the pieces in place to begin construction on the 4-acre, $500,000 Independence Island Reef.

CCA Texas announces new artificial reef off Port Mansfield

4,000 concrete culverts set to go in nearshore waters this summer
Posted on March 31, 2011

The CCA Texas Habitat Today for Fish Tomorrow (HTFT) program continues to pursue its aggressive goal to develop reefing projects in state waters all along the coast and has announced plans to drop 4,000 concrete culverts in a designated 160-acre reefing site off Port Mansfield this summer. 

CCA habitat program targets Texas mid-coast

Latest reefing effort brings partners together to create near-shore reef fish habitat
Posted on March 03, 2011

Coastal Conservation Association has announced plans for a $100,000 reef project off the Texas mid-coast, funded by CCA Texas, CCA National’s Building Conservation Habitat Program, Shell, Shimano and Frabill, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Artificial Reef Program. This latest step in CCA’s reefing program will bring valuable reef fish habitat and angling opportunities in the heart of the Texas coast at a time when it is needed most.

Artificial reefs could resurrect oysters on Independence Island

Posted on December 19, 2010

Two artificial reefs soon will cover 4 acres of old oyster reefs alongside the long-submerged Independence Island, one of the most popular speckled-trout fishing sites off Grand Isle.

Once-popular fishing spot could make a comeback

Posted on December 18, 2010

HOUMA — A formerly popular fishing spot near Grand Isle that’s sunken into the bay due to coastal erosion is getting a facelift.