U.S. Reps. Graves, Green, Webster, Wittman Champion Federal Saltwater Fisheries Reform

The recreational fishing and boating community praised the introduction of a bill that addresses critical challenges facing saltwater recreational fishing at the federal level. Led by Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.), Gene Green (D-Texas), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” (Modern Fish Act) would improve public access…

Lobster Report Card Reminder

Just a reminder that all lobster report cards must be returned to CDFW by April 30th, even if the report card was not used or no lobster were taken. The card returns allow the Department to determine the total number of sport fishermen targeting lobster and how many they caught. Data collected from the report…

Fred Hall Show Del Mar

Thanks to everyone that came out to Fred Hall Long Beach and Bakersfield!  We are now onto Fred Hall Del Mar, which is just a week away. Everyone who joins or renews with the CCA CAL Fred Hall Show Package in Del Mar will automatically be entered into a drawing for a 1 1/2 day…

Lead Ban Reversed For National Lands & Waters

Today, on his first day on duty, Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued two secretarial orders which expand access to public lands and increase hunting, fishing, and recreation opportunities nationwide. These orders deliver on promises made by both President Donald J. Trump and Secretary Zinke to expand access to America’s public lands. The action…

California MPA Meetings Upcoming

Join California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ocean Protection Council, and Ocean Science Trust to explore the State of the California South Coast. During the week of March 20-24, local ocean community members are invited to attend a series of community gatherings held throughout the South Coast region (Pt. Conception to the California/Mexico border, including offshore…

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,…