CCA CAL Update

  John Ballotti Appointed to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee The Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere has appointed John Ballotti to a 4 year term on the 20 member Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPA FAC) to represent the interests and perspectives of recreational anglers. John is a member…

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…