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”

Skidaway Chapter – May Meeting & Seminar 5/14/18

The Landings lagoon system and its importance to our area’s ecosystem will be the topic of the CCA of Skidaway’s May meeting and seminar to be held on Monday, May 14, at St. Peter’s Church beginning at 7:00 pm.  Sean Burgess, The Landings Association’s Environmental Manager, will be the featured speaker.  Sean will also give attendees an update on the work being done on the sprayfield off McWhorter, as well as other areas of local interest.

Sean will offer an overview of The Landings lagoon system design, function and uses.  In addition, he will take a look at the fishery management programs created jointly by CCA and The Landings Association that have produced one of the best freshwater fisheries in our area. Continue reading “Skidaway Chapter – May Meeting & Seminar 5/14/18”

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!


CCA Savannah Annual Banquet

Coastal Conservation Association Georgia
Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:00 PM
Savannah Station
150.00 Couple
80.00 Single
Tickets Include Dinner, CCA Membership, and Open Bar
For Ticket Information or Sponsorship Opportunities
Please Contact Hillari Brown 912-660-8440

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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”

2017 Atlanta Banquet

The CCA Atlanta Chapter partnered with Sweetwater Brewing to hold our annual banquet fund raiser. To build on a platform from previous success our goal is provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for our members to enjoy a night for conservation. It is our goal as a chapter to provide an experience that can be enjoyed by conservation enthusiasts at a venue whose principals align with our common goal. Continue reading “2017 Atlanta Banquet”