CCA Maryland Conservation Day

Anglers are a major force behind efforts to preserve our marine resources, and no one knows that better than the Coastal Conservation Association. Join us on Friday at the Fishing Spot as we celebrate the conservation efforts in Maryland and across the Chesapeake Bay.

Stop by the CCA Maryland booth to learn about important issues and opportunities facing recreational fishing in the region, and pitch in to build reef balls for the Chesapeake Bay. Join us for the seminar series that afternoon, and stay for the Conservation Happy Hour starting at 4:30 Friday afternoon in the Fishing Spot. Come join us to talk fishing and conservation and enjoy adult beverages provided by Pusser’s Caribbean Grille (cash bar), until the show ends.

Not a member yet?  Come and join CCA, get an Under Armour hat (while supplies last), and be entered to win additional prizes.


Friday is Conservation Day, starting with a 1:00 seminar by CCA-MD Executive Director David Sikorski, who will present a demonstration on building reef balls for artificial reefs and tell us how they impact Chesapeake Bay habitat.

At 2:00, Laura Todd from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will be on hand to discuss what those of us living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed can do at home and around town to help save the Bay. Everyone needs to play their part if we hope to see the Bay recover from years of neglect, and this is when you’ll learn how you, personally, can make a difference.

At 3:00 David Sikorski, who is also a Legislative Proxy for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Committee, returns to the stage to talk about the future of striped bass in the Chesapeake. With insight into both the ecological and political nature of the striped bass fishery, we’ll learn about one of the hottest topics of interest among Chesapeake Bay anglers today.

The purpose of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA) is to advise and educate the public on the conservation of our marine resources. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.

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