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

HATCHERY STEELHEAD ARE NOT THE ENEMY New study shows hatchery summer steelhead did not adversely impact native winter steelhead.

A study titled “A natural-origin steelhead population’s response to exclusion of hatchery fish” conducted by Ian Courter of  Mount Hood Environmental and coauthors from Portland General Electric, U.S. Geological Survey, and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission was recently published by the American Fisheries Society.

U.S. House votes to help Columbia River salmon, Steelhead. The Columbia River sea lion predation bill now heads to President Trump

Today, the U.S. House voted to pass bipartisan legislation to protect salmon and steelhead from excessive sea lion predation in the Columbia River basin.  The Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Act (S. 3119) was passed by the U.S. Senate last week and now heads to President Trump, who is expected to sign the legislation into law.  The bill was adopted by Unanimous Consent and caps a decade-long effort to pass sea lion legislation, a key priority for Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR).

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