Ensuring the health and conservation of our marine resources and anglers’ access to them.

our mission

Conserve, Promote, Enhance

The 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 those coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.


Habitat Today, Fish Tomorrow

The Bay's habitats need your help

Your generous contribution will help us continue the work we do to rebuild fish habitats, improve water quality, provide hands-on learning and activities to Virginia youth and advocate for science-based fisheries management policies.

Let's create a safe & healthy Bay together for generations to come.


our work

Together, we can help maintain and improve the Chesapeake Bay's vitality through fishing and boating management actions and habitat restoration initiatives.

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Apr 3, 2024

VMRC Finifish Advisory Committee Supports Shad Conservation Measures

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) Finfish Management Advisory Committee (FMAC) on March 28, after a rigorous discussion of need, pros, and cons, recommended a 10 hickory shad creel limit…

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