Welcome to CCA Oregon | Resource-First, Science-Based Advocates

CCA Oregon is an advocacy group for salmon, steelhead and other Northwest marine fish species.  Our Job is to give a voice to this precious resource that cannot defend itself against harm.  Since 2007 CCA Oregon has developed into the most effective and far reaching fish advocacy organization in our state's history.

We are not just a fishing club.

We employ professional staff (lobbyist, executive director, regional fisheries director) that carry out our work while we are at our jobs.  The model of "Member Driven" comes from 40 years experience in 18 coastal states.  The heart of our "fish politics" work is the Government Relations Committee (GRC).  The GRC is a small group of Oregon CCA Members who are extremely knowlegeable in the history of fish politics in the Pacific Northwest, the here and now, what is on the near and on the far horizon.  They know and understand the people in the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Oregon Legislature, the Tribes, and many Federal agencies who influence our PNW fisheries.  The GRC works and collaborates with many "fishing Clubs" who have like interests.

The GRC has the pulse of what most CCA members want, and the GRC analyzes and makes recommendations to the Oregon CCA Board of Directors.

News

Sportfishing Industry Leader Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives on Drift Gillnet Phaseout

“Making sure fish populations remain healthy means we must transition away from outdated fishing methods, such as mile-long drift gillnets, and replace them with alternative gear that is sustainable both from a conservation and economic prospective"...  Please read the full article here

Take Action: Reckless Commissioners Push to Return Gillnets to the Columbia River

On Tuesday, a joint-state committee of Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife commissioners voted 4-2 to recommend undoing the 2012 bi-state Columbia River Reforms. Their recommendation would restore non-tribal gillnetting to the lower mainstem Columbia River during the spring and summer seasons and increase mainstem gillnetting during the fall season – harming salmon, steelhead, and angling opportunity throughout the Columbia River basin.  Unbelievable.   

HATCHERY FISH ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CCA Oregon supports a new campaign highlighting the importance of fish hatcheries.

Hatchery & Wild is a campaign to highlight the importance of fish hatcheries.  For decades they have provided important mitigation for the loss of naturally spawned salmon and steelhead.  And, absent hatchery supplementation there is a good chance that a lot of very popular fisheries would have ended a long time ago.

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