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.


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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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Dec 7, 2022

Virginia Marine Resources Commission Rejects Governor’s Proposal to Limit Menhaden Fishing in Chesapeake Bay

VMRC declines to exercise authority setting any limits on harvest of critical forage fish species (Fort Monroe, Virginia) — The Virginia Marine Resources Commission disappointed recreational fishing and resource conservation…

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