Partners in conservation launch ReleaSense initiative


Partners in conservation launch ReleaSense initiative

Collaborative effort to make best catch-and-release practices, research available to anglers

Shimano, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies and Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) are proud to announce the launch of a cooperative effort called ReleaSense to promote and enhance the traditional role of anglers as leaders in saltwater fisheries conservation Continue reading “Partners in conservation launch ReleaSense initiative”

Skidaway Chapter – June Meeting & Seminar 6/11/18

The incredible biodiversity of our coastal area will be the topic of the CCA of Skidaway’s June meeting and seminar to be held on Monday, June 11, at St. Peter’s Church beginning at 7:00 pm.  The presenter will be Captain John “Crawfish” Crawford , Senior Naturalist, Marine Operations Supervisor at the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Skidaway Island.

Capt. John will talk about the exciting biology of the live specimens he will bring to the event.  Snakes, turtles, lizards, horseshoe crabs, and other marine life may be a part of the menagerie.  His presentation will include lots of hands-on time with the “critters.” Continue reading “Skidaway Chapter – June Meeting & Seminar 6/11/18”

CCA Georgia Skidaway Island Chapter 2018 Banquet

The Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia
Skidaway Island Chapter


Cordially invites you to attend the

19th Annual
Banquet & Auction
The Landings Plantation Club Ballroom
Skidaway Island, Georgia
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Cash Bar
Dress: Smart Casual
Your paid tickets held at the door
For further information call
Bill Schwickrath 912-598-5320

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Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House

Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House

House Natural Resources Committee Approves Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill

 Washington, D.C. – December 13, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen. A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community endorsed Continue reading “Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House”

CCA Sapelo 3rd Annual Oyster Roast

2018 Sapelo Oyster Roast & Membership Appreciation Event
The Sapelo Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Georgia is having its 3nd Annual Oyster Roast on Saturday, February 24th, 2018! We’ll have food, beverages, a few raffle items and lots of fun! To make your reservation or get additional information, contact Russell Kent ( We’re asking both active members and future members to make reservations…gotta make sure we don’t run out of oysters! Also, please let me know if you would like to volunteer to help with the cooking.

WHAT: Local oysters and clams accompanied by specialty dishes provided by some of our special people. We’ll also have beer, wine and sweet tea!

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th from 6-9 P.M

WHERE: Delta Plantation Clubhouse on Harris Neck (contact Russell if you need directions)

Active CCA Members: Free! Includes food and beverages for you and your spouse or guest
Future CCA Members: $35 individual; includes food, beverages and one year membership.
$45 couple; includes food, beverages and one year membership for one person.

CONTACT: Russell Kent; cell phone (912) 506-2150;

You’re welcome to BYOB and we’ll gladly include any appetizers, sides or main dishes if you want to share your culinary talents. We’ll have plenty so please don’t feel obligated to bring anything….just come and have a great time!


Glaciers, palm trees and federal fisheries management

Picture this: the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The differences are stark: glaciers vs. palm trees. 300-foot commercial fishing vessels vs. 21-foot sportfishing boats. But the federal government has failed to recognize the obvious. The differences between recreational fishing and commercial fishing are abundantly clear, yet some in Washington would rather hammer a square peg into a round hole than find solutions Continue reading “Glaciers, palm trees and federal fisheries management”

New National Fisheries Chief Addresses Anglers’ Concerns

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New National Fisheries Chief Addresses Anglers’ Concerns Chris Oliver, the nation’s newest head of the National Marine Fisheries Service, responds in his first interview specifically on matters of importance to recreational anglers.

This past June, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross named Chris Oliver as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries. His responsibility is overseeing the National Marine Fisheries Service. Oliver brings more direct fisheries-management experience to the role Continue reading “New National Fisheries Chief Addresses Anglers’ Concerns”

It’s Time to Rethink “Catch Shares”

Gentner: It’s time to rethink ‘catch shares’

Catch shares in marine fisheries is a concept unfamiliar to most people, and it is probably completely alien to most hunters and anglers in this country. It is a system of wildlife management that bestows some percentage of a public marine resource, like red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, to private businesses for free, to use and sell for their own profit Continue reading “It’s Time to Rethink “Catch Shares””