The stated purpose of CCA is to advise and educate the public on conservation of marine resources.
The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of these
coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.
U.S. District Court turns down a challenge by commercial interest to CCA-supported Atlantic Billfish Plan. Exxon approves grant to produce a video to be used in conjunction with the New Tide Program. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council bans drift nets in action supported by sister CCA state organization FCA, the Florida Conservation Association and all conservationists. CCA s New Tide Program membership surges.
Construction began on two artificial reefs as part of the I-10 Twin Span projects in Lake Pontchartrain. Developed the CCA Louisiana/4-H Clubs Youth Program, bringing the positive message of CCA and coastal conservation to thousands of youth across Louisiana. Partnered with LDWF on the Cooperative Marine Fish Tagging Program, helping to create science based solutions for our fisheries management challenges. Coordinated the planning and construction of the I-10 Twin Span Reefs in Lake Pontchartrain, marking the first time in Louisiana that artificial reefs were made of recycled debris material. CCA Louisiana was named by Boating Magazine as one of 2010’s Eco Award Winner for positive impacts during the BP oil spill crisis. John Walther, CCA Artificial Reef Coordinator, was recognized by Field & Stream magazine as a 2010 Hero of Conservation. Worked closely with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Governor Bobby Jindal’s Office to develop plans for a Saltwater Fish Hatchery in Louisiana to mitigate damages to the spawn and juvenile fish suffered during the BP oil spill crisis.