CCA California Announces New Executive Director

The California Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA California) has announced that Wayne Kotow will serve as executive director of the new CCA state chapter. Kotow brings an extensive background in business and fundraising experience to CCA California, which was launched earlier this year with widespread support and enthusiasm from the sportfishing community. “We are…

Bill Shedd: 2015 Eddie Smith Manufacturer Of The Year

Visionary volunteer leader: Take Back Our Rightful Title as Conservationists The Center for Coastal Conservation has honored Bill Shedd with its Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award. Shedd is the President and CEO of the American Fishing Tackle Co. (AFTCO) and a volunteer leader for marine conservation respected from coast to coast. “Bill Shedd…

A New Report Demonstrates That Banning Traditional Fishing Tackle In California Will Cause Significant Economic Harm

Banning lead tackle would increase the cost of fishing and reduce funds available for fisheries conservation and habitat restoration A report released by the California Coastal Conservation Association and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) demonstrates that banning traditional fishing tackle will have a negative impact on fishing participation, which generates millions of dollars for fisheries…

CCA Welcomes California Chapter

CCA California. It looks as good written as it sounds when spoken, and even that unusual character on the cover looks particularly appealing. It is an exciting time for CCA. With the newly created CCA California, we are entering a new era in conservation. For many years there have been conversations and meetings to discuss…

Construction To Begin On The “Pickets Reef”

Private/public partnership launches artificial reefing project to save famed Louisiana trout hotspot Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin construction this week on an artificial reef system at the site of the recently removed structures in Ship Shoal 26, known by many Louisiana…

Artificial Reef At The “Pickets” Underway

CCA Louisiana and partners launch artificial reefing project to save famed Louisiana trout hotspot The Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, along with partners, Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, began construction Tuesday on an artificial reef system in Ship Shoal 26, known by many Louisiana anglers as “the Pickets.”…