Support Needed For America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

A package of critically important bipartisan sportsmen’s and conservation bills is on the move in Congress. Your help is needed to get it across the finish line.The new package, called the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, is a landmark piece of legislation that includes: National Fish Habitat Partnership authorization Chesapeake Bay Program reauthorization Protections for fishing tackle…

CI Chapter Elects New President, VP

The CCA Channel Islands Chapter has elected Terri Odom as their new chapter president for 2020! Odom previously served on the local chapter board as the Secretary before making the jump to President. Also joining Odom is new Vice President Tom Webb. Current Vice President John Jenson will also stay on as an additional Vice…

U.S. Senate Passes Key Recreational Fishing Legislation

The U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act (S.3051), which includes several wins for the recreational fishing industry. “Many of us grew up fishing with our friends and family and these memories are what help drive a bipartisan consensus on good conservation policy in Congress,” said Mike Leonard, vice president of Government…

PFMC Seeking Nominations For Advisory Body Vacancies

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to consider for several advisory body vacancies at its March 2020 meeting. Successful candidates will serve out the remainder of the 2019-2021 Council advisory body term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time, Monday, February…

Fish & Game Commission To Host Experimental Fishing Permit Workshop

The California Fish and Game Commission and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, invites you to participate in a workshop to discuss and provide input on developing an Experimental Fishing Permit (EFP) Program for state-managed fisheries. Implementing the California Fisheries Innovation Act of 2018:Experimental Fishing Permit ProgramStakeholder WorkshopTuesday,…