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CCA Mississippi Accomplishments

  • Restricted the use of entanglement (gill) nets.
  • Worked to prevent commercial fishing within one mile of the barrier islands.
  • Instrumental in obtaining commercial poundage quota on speckled trout, redfish, flounder and tripletail.
  • Instrumental in setting size and creel limits for recreational anglers on speckled trout, redfish, flounder and tripletail.
  • Obtained game fish status for Cobia.
  • Assisted in the building of reefs in Biloxi Bay, Bay of St. Louis and,
  • Instrumental in citing and obtaining materials for Jailhouse Reef.
  • Defeated a bill to remove game fish status from Cobia.
  • Instrumental in obtaining Tideland funds for the DMR/GCRL (SPEC) the Seatrout Population Enhancement Cooperative. As a result of the SPEC program, over 500,000 Seatrout have been released as of December 2011.
  • Stopped the demolition of Pass Marianne Light.
  • Held tournaments where the Speckled Trout were kept alive and donated to the SPEC program for their hatchery.
  • Establish the “Casting for Conservation” kids fishing events. CCA MS has reached thousands of young anglers through these fun and educational events.