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California Vessel Operator Cards

As many of you may remember, in 2014, Governor Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 941 into law. The bill was to promote boating safety education for California boat operators. The law will be implemented under the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW). Operator Cards (CVOC) will be issued to those persons who provide…

Pacific Council Flip-Flops on Greener Gear

When a politician changes heart over something that millions of others have changed their mind on and owns up to it, we call them “evolved.” But when the Pacific Fishery Management Council, led by California, changes course on authorizing deep set buoy gear (DSBG) despite overwhelming public support for transitioning away from indiscriminate, industrial-scale fishing…

Free Fishing Day September 3, 2016

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of your hands as it smashes your lure? What’s that? You…

CCA CAL Sends Letter to White House Council

The California chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association, along with the American Sportfishing Association and the Coastside Fishing Club, has written to the White House to oppose a marine monument designation that would eliminate a public, science-based and deliberative fishery management process in favor of ill-considered fishing prohibitions. Recreational anglers provide tens of millions of…