Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Seeking Applications For Open Advisory Panel Seats

NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill six seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary matters and provides advice to sanctuary management. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats: Public At-Large, Recreational Fishing, Education, Chumash Community, Conservation, and Tourism. Candidates are selected based upon their…

Sportfishing Community Successfully Halts Expanding Longlines on the West Coast

Alexandria, Va. – This week, in a win for the sportfishing community, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council voted to not proceed with consideration of an amendment that would authorize shallow-set longline gear in West Coast highly migratory species. “As leaders in conservation, we support sustainable fishing practices in all sectors. Industrial pelagic longlining has an abhorrent…

CCA CAL Adds Six New Board Members In 2019

For Immediate Release Contact: Chris Arechaederra chrisa@ccacalifornia.org SAN DIEGO, CA — The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) has added six new board members in 2019. Paul Byrd, Marty Firestein, Jim Hendricks, Charles Schoemaker, Greg Stotesbury, and Daniel Tabor will now serve on the CCA CAL State Board of Directors. All six new board…

CCA CAL Calendar Drawing

Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) and Bill Varney have teamed up to offer a new twist to the  2019  Sportfishing Tide Calendar that will be available at tackle stores, landings and all Turner’s Outdoorsman stores. This year’s calendar has more than just great pictures, important dates and tide charts—it has prizes too! CCA CAL will be…