CCA CAL Takes Stance Against Longlines

The Government Relations Committee from the CCA CAL State Board of Directors have recently put forth a position against the commercial fleet using longlines because of the many bycatch issues that are associated with the gear-type. Commercial boats are authorized by the Western Pacific Council, based in Hawaii, for shallow long lines on the high…

CCA CAL Continues To Push Deep-Set Buoy Gear

The Government Relations Committee from the CCA California State Board of Directors recently submitted a letter to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) in support of their final authorization of the deep-set buoy gear (DSBG) swordfish fishery. This type of gear specifically targets swordfish very successfully at depth, and stands out because of its low bycatch…

Momentum Builds For CCA In Morro Bay

CCA California is continuing to build its base in California as members from CCA CAL will be in Morro Bay in late September. CCA CAL Executive Director Wayne Kotow and CCA CAL State Board Member Bill Varney will be in Morro Bay on September 27th and 28th looking for new members and to start building…

Live In The 805 Rocks Again in 2019

The CCA Channel Islands Chapter once again rocked the Channel Islands Yacht Club for their annual Live in the 805 banquet. Great food, fantastic raffle items and live auction items were all on tap for a near-sell out crowd at the Yacht Club. Our Channel Islands team worked hard for months to continue to build…

California Collaborative Fisheries Research Sampling Dates Announced For 2019

The 2019 Field season dates for the California Collaborative Fishing Research Program (CCFRP) has been announced for September and October of 2019! This is the third year of monitoring the Santa Barbara Channel’s Marine Protected Areas through hook-and-line, catch-and-release surveys! 2019 CCFRP Sampling Dates (Subject to change due to weather) ——— SANTA BARBARA HARBOR: On board the Stardust ———September:…