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

House Passes Sea Lion Legislation, plus other CCA Oregon Advocacy Wins!

This Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act by a vote of 288-116.  This represents a major victory in the effort to address sea lion predation in the Columbia and Willamette River basins and wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of lead sponsors Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Battle Ground) and Rep.

Enough is Enough of Mr. Buckmaster Monkeying Around with the Columbia River Reforms...

CCA Oregon sent a letter addressed to Governor Kate Brown yesterday afternoon.  Once again voicing concern of Mr. Buckmaster on the ODFW commission and asking her to take action.  It's clear from last month’s ODFW meeting in Astoria, Mr. Buckmater is out to derail CCA's efforts and try to throw-out the 2012 Bi-State Columbia reforms... 

Below is the letter, CCA Oregon’s Chairman of the Board, Dave Schamp, sent to Governor Brown yesterday and he ends with this: 

Help Save the Leaburg Hatchery

The State of Oregon has an opportunity to secure the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Leaburg Hatchery on the McKenzie River.  The Corps has announced that it plans to close the hatchery this summer as it shifts the current Leaburg production (trout and steelhead) to a private contractor.  ODFW currently operates the hatchery for the Corps. The Corps has proposed a no-cost lease of the facility to ODFW, which could produce an additional 260,000 spring Chinook smolts and 100,000 trophy trout if ODFW can secure the necessary state funding.

Help the Willamette River Salmon and Steelhead

Earlier this summer ODFW released an analysis showing that ESA-listed Willamette River winter steelhead are on the brink of extinction if nothing is done to address sea lion predation below Willamette Falls. Thousands of CCA Oregon members and other conservationists have contacted the Oregon Congressional delegation in support of federal legislation to provide states and tribes new legal tools to address this serious threat. Your efforts are making a difference!

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