Trump Administration Delivers for Saltwater Recreational Anglers

Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2017 – Today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2017 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments and has shown that recreational fishing and boating are important to the Trump Administration. The appointments of Steve Heins of New York to the Mid-At... Read More

CCA testifies before Congress on red snapper fiasco

Three-day season in 2017 marks new low in federal management of popular fishery

CCA testifies before Congress on red snapper fiasco Three-day season in 2017 marks new low in federal management of popular fishery Washington, D.C. – May 2, 2017 -- On the same day that NOAA Fisheries announced the shortest recreational red snapper season in history, Mark Ray, chairman of CCA Te... Read More

Bernie Heggeman Memorial Reef

"A Reef to Remember" by Jeff Dute  Out of tragedy, sometimes triumph is born. Such is the case with two new CCA-sponsored inshore reefs completed this past winter in the inshore waters off Alabama's Dauphin Island. On Memorial Day weekend in 2014, CCA Life Member Bernie Heggeman and two out-of-town ... Read More

Fisheries Economic Pictures Comes into Focus

Recreational fisheries generate far more economic activity with less impact on marine resource. So why are we still treated as an after-thought by NOAA Fisheries?

Fisheries Economic Pictures Comes into Focus Recreational fisheries generate far more economic activity with less impact on marine resources. So why are we still treated as an after-thought by NOAA Fisheries? By Brad Gentner, President - Gentner Consulting Group LLC  NMFS released Fisheries Ec... Read More