Coastal Conservation Association Texas (CCA Texas) is a non-profit marine conservation organization comprised of tens of thousands of recreational anglers and coastal outdoor enthusiasts. 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 has made CCA Texas the largest marine conservation group of its kind. CCA Texas has enacted positive change on all levels of coastal marine conservation and management, including a state net ban, gamefish status for speckled trout and redfish, bycatch reduction for Gulf and bay shrimp trawls, flounder conservation measures, limited entry into commercial fisheries, and Gulf fisheries management initiatives.
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It doesn’t get much better than the fall season in Texas. By now, the trout should have transitioned to their fall patterns, red fish can be easily spotted in the flats, and the flounder are “running”. For me, there is nothing more thrilling than feeling “the thump” of a flounder bit and joy I feel when I get to bring that tasty meal home to the family.
Texas Parks and Wildlife closely monitors southern flounder populations and even has a stock enhancement program that releases young flounder back into our bay systems. You can learn more about this program by taking a visit to Sea Center Texas and requesting a hatchery tour. For now, this video will have to do!
Local volunteers from all over the state make up a variety of different chapters within CCA Texas. Because of the tireless work of its volunteers, CCA Texas is able to promote marine conservation. Click Here to learn more and get involved with your local chapter today!