Meet Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuaries’ Acting Director

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council invites you to attend its fall meeting Friday, September 23, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park.
The morning session will address several topics of interest for recreational fishing. Special guest speakers include;
· Russell Dunn, a national policy advisor for NOAA Fisheries who will present a snapshot of Fisheries’ recreational fishing plan and policies,
· John Armor, National Marine Sanctuaries’ Acting Director
who will speak about recreational fishing in sanctuaries, and
· Kim Iverson from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will give a brief overview of the Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) which was created for fishermen by fishermen.
Tim Tarver, CCA GA State Board member will also speak.
Sanctuary advisory council meetings are always open to the public with a comment period offered. Please join us! 
You can learn more here.

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Our Mission

CCA-GA is the Georgia affiliate of the Coastal Conservation Association, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with over 100,000 members. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of our coastal marine resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. On a local, state and national level, CCA initiates scientific studies, funds marine-science scholarships, builds artificial reefs, creates finfish hatcheries, monitors the quality and quantity of freshwater inflows, supports local marine law enforcement, helps establish game fish status for recreational species, supports pro-fisheries legislation, battles arbitrary no-fishing zones, seeks to implement bycatch reduction regulations and works to prohibit destructive commercial fishing gear.

First Catch

Rick Cunningham and Dave Devore went out on Vic Vaccaro’s boat July 11th. First stop – netting bait shrimp – the best catch of the day, and we had shrimp left over when we returned 5 hrs later!

In this pic Vic releases the first catch of the day. Both Vic and the skate were happy to be separated. Shortly after that he hooked into a nice sea trout who came home for dinner. Rick and Dave picked up their fish at Publix on the way home! Note that the Joe’s Cut FAD (fish attraction devices) are visible above the low tide line in the background of this image – we were there at dead low tide so didn’t get to cast towards the area..

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