Second Chain of Islands is a little more difficult to track because it is so fragmented from the passage of time, years of harvest, and the forces of nature.
Ayers Reef is one of the last 2 remaining intact barrier reefs. It is the first to accept the force of water coming out of San Antonio Bay and Espritu Santu since the Second Chain of Islands has been so greatly diminished. It must be saved through a sanctuary program.
At one time there were three islands in the Mesquite Bay Complex. Third Chain of Islands were a mainstay in attenuating the wave action coming out of Mesquite Bay. It has become degraded and must be protected.
We need you to help rescue our oyster reefs. Here is a quick breakdown.
Cedar Reef deserves to be a sanctuary so it will not be further degraded by man or by nature. It has served us well for a long time and should continue to do so.
Please take 3 quick minutes to hear what they have to say on the CRITICAL importance of the oyster reefs, specifically in Ayres, Mesquite, and Carlos Bays, of our Texas Coast!
From Texas Parks and Wildlife: “The Proposed Amendment Would Close Reefs in Ayres, Mesquite, and Carlos Bays to Oyster Harvest.”
The CCA Texas Management Committee recently approved $41,000 in funding for a 15 acre marsh cordgrass planting project on the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge.
The 33rd annual CCA Texas STAR was a step back to normal and a huge success with more than 55,000 participants.
“CCA and its passionate members have been among our strongest partners.” —Danny Shaw
If you have been following our CCA Texas STAR Tournament social media pages, there are breadcrumbs to follow.
WATCH: 4-H Sportfishing Saltwater Education – An Interview with CCA’s Shane Bonnot and the Calhoun County 4-H Sportfishing Club
CCA Texas Advocacy Director Shane Bonnot sat down with Calhoun County 4-H Sportfishing Club Vice President, Beth Boone to talk about CCA as part of their 4-H Sportfishing Saltwater Education series.