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March 2012

CCA Texas Reefing Program Builds on Success

CCA Texas Reefing Program Builds on Success

Organization’s commitment to marine habitat continues to grow

Houston, Texas – CCA Texas recently committed $100,000 to a new 160-acre nearshore reefing site located out of Packery Channel near Corpus Christi. This reef will be built in approximately 70-feet of water and will provide vital structure and easy angler access from popular offshore ports including Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. Continue Reading

The 4th Annual Port Mansfield East Cut & Beach Clean Up

The 4th Annual Port Mansfield Beach & Cut Cleanup  Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sign up and free breakfast at 7 am, at the Port Mansfield CC Pavilion.

A free box lunch will also be provided. That evening come celebrate and enjoy drinks and chili at PELICAN’S PUB.

We need boat captains willing to provide ferry service, volunteers to do the work and sponsors to help pay for food and lodging. Continue Reading

Vancover Reef Expansion Splashes Down

Vancouver Reef Expansion Splashes Down

CCA Texas partners with state to add 250 tons of materials to reef of Freeport

Texas anglers now have more fishing room at Vancouver Reef after more than 250 tons of concrete and granite reefing material were added to the popular fishing site this week through a cooperative effort of CCA Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The addition of the material marks the single largest addition to the reef since the original Liberty ship was sunk at the site off Freeport in 1976.

“This project is a win-win situation for anglers and for the resource. Creating reef habitat is not just about building biomass, it is also about creating a destination for recreational anglers to access the resource,” said John Blaha, director of CCA Texas’s Habitat Today for Fish Tomorrow (HTFT) program. “We learned a great deal during this project and will be looking to use that experience to build more habitat and create better angling opportunities for the future.”

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CCA Texas and Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program Host Volunteer Marsh Grass Planting Day

CCA Texas and Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program Host Volunteer Marsh Grass Planting Day

“Protecting and restoring fish habitat is critically important”

Between 70 and 80 volunteers showed up on Saturday, December 4, 2010 to take part in a volunteer marsh grass planting day at the Nueces Bay marsh restoration project located between Portland and Corpus Christi along U.S. Highway 181’s Portland Causeway.  This project, led by Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP), will eventually restore approximately 160 acres of lost marsh.  CCA Texas’s habitat initiative, Habitat Today for Fish Tomorrow (HTFT), has contributed $24,000 to the project.  These funds include $10,000 raised by CCA Texas volunteers in the banquet fundraising process, $10,000 secured by HTFT from the FishAmerica Foundation and $4,000 secured by HTFT from West Marine. Continue Reading