Senators Weigh in on Billfish Conservation Act

Conservationists and anglers are praising a bill filed yesterday by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) that seeks to clear the way for full implementation of a landmark law to raise protections for billfish. The Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was lauded when it was signed into…

CCA California applauds resolution on Chumash Heritage Marine Sanctuary

A resolution by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors opposing the creation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is being hailed by a host of California groups and residents of all backgrounds. The resolution affects a new national marine sanctuary being considered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of…

Last-Minute Lead Tackle Ban Shocks Angling Community

Last-Minute Lead Tackle Ban Shocks Angling Community Coastal Conservation Association is joining partners in the recreational angling, boating and tackle community to call on new leadership at the Service to rescind Order No. 219 and work to develop instead a science-driven policy with input from stakeholders. “This is clearly not the way to make policy,…

CCA CAL Urges For More Enforcement Against Poachers

The CCA CAL has recently taken action to urge the Fish and Game Commission to communicate to prosecutors and judges on the vital importance of upholding California’s game and fish laws.  Too often in the past, violators of game and fish statues were given a slap on the wrist which did not deter them from…

Sportsmen’s Groups Rally Against A Ban On Pacific Bluefin

  Earlier this year environmental organizations filed a petition to ban all fishing, including sportfishing, for bluefin tuna off the Pacific Coast. Taking exception, several conservation organizations representing anglers along the Pacific Coast and across the nation joined together to submit official comments to NOAA Fisheries opposing listing Pacific bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species…

White Seabass Program News

Here is a quick update on the White Sea Bass Program for CCA CAL members… HSWRI has been making their winter deliveries of baby White Sea Bass these first two weeks of December. Fish have already been delivered to Southwest Yacht Club, Channel Islands Harbor and Marina Del Rey. Newport Beach will get their fish on…

Mexico Announces 4 New Biosphere Reserves

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree announcing the formation of four new terrestrial and marine biosphere reserves that will bring the country’s total to 91 million hectares set aside for preservation. These reserves will be named the Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, The Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve, the Pacific Biosphere Reserve and…

CCA CAL Orange County Chapter Crawfish Boil

The CCA CAL Orange County Chapter is having a great Crawfish Boil on November 6th,2016 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Cypress Community Center at 5700 Orange Ave, Cypress, CA 90630. Tickets cost $60 per person and include your food and drink plus a one year membership to CCA.  Contact Ron Owens for…