HI20 Reef—a 160 acre site already home to a 120-foot sunken barge and hundreds of granite blocks—is set to be expanded with hundreds of tons of additional diverse materials, including reef pyramids, steel energy industry structures, low-level relief and concrete culverts.
WATCH: We’ve just started airing our BRAND-NEW TV commercial that addresses the 2021 Winter Freeze and the efforts CCA Texas is already taking to help replenish our fish stocks.
“Make the resource first.” | “Take care of that habitat.” – John Blaha, Director of Habitat, CCA Texas. HUGE shoutout to Chris at the Speckled Truth for having John Blaha on his podcast to talk conservation, habitat, and a bunch of other fascinating topics.
Advocacy Director Shane Bonnot: “We want to reassure recreational anglers that we’ve got broodstock here to kickstart the recovery to our fisheries.”
Recognizing the extraordinary impact of the recent winter storm, the CCA Texas 2021 STAR Tournament will feature a significantly revised format. The Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead and Gafftop divisions have been removed entirely from this year’s tournament.
The 2021 STAR will feature three different Tagged Redfish Divisions utilizing a mandatory release format with bigger and better prizes than ever, including $325,000 in college scholarships for youth anglers. While the offshore categories of the tournament will continue as in past years, a soon-to-be-disclosed new category will be added for 2021.
Marine conservation began with recreational anglers, and our continued engagement has never been more important for the future of our fisheries and for marine habitat. We are excited about this year’s Tournament and will be releasing more details on all aspects of the new developments soon.
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