We are a local chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA Maryland) which is a non-profit marine conservation organization comprised of thousands of recreational anglers and coastal outdoor enthusiasts. Our chapter focuses on events and issues specific to our Central Maryland Region. Founded in 1977, CCA started in the great state of Texas and has grown incredibly to a national organization. An unmatched breadth and depth of volunteer involvement through chapters like ours have made CCA the largest marine conservation group of its kind. CCA Maryland has enacted positive change on all levels of Maryland’s marine conservation and management, including yellow perch fisheries science and cooperative management plan, striped bass catch and release mortality science, promotion of a Conservation First Management Approach, Speckled Trout catch limits and protection, and reef building, oyster restoration and wetlands replenishment.
CCA Maryland continually engages in local, state, and national programs and projects related to marine conservation, such as initiating scientific studies, supporting local marine law enforcement, working to pass pro-resource state legislation, funding marine science scholarships, and initiating oyster and habitat-restoration projects with our chapters Living Reef Action Campaign.