Conservation in Action: 18th Artificial Reef Deployment in CCA South Carolina’s Coastal Reefing Initiative

By Wells | October 28, 2022

The 75’ long all-steel shrimp trawler came to rest in approximately 90’ of water ten miles off the coast of Port Royal Sound.

Same Song, Different Verse for South Atlantic Red Snapper

By Wells | August 10, 2022

Proposed bottom closure highlights need for regulatory reform Several years ago, red snapper anglers in the Gulf of Mexico were facing an almost inexplicable management dilemma. After several decades of conservation challenges and political gyrations, the red snapper fishery was finally rebounding at a rate far beyond expectations. In the space of just a few […]

Proposed Legislation Would Provide Year-round Season, Regulations for Red Snapper Caught in South Carolina State Waters

By Wells | February 2, 2022

Columbia, S.C. – In response to mounting frustrations over federal management of red snapper in the South Atlantic, South Carolina State Sen. Stephen Goldfinch and Chip Campsen have introduced legislation that would establish regulations for red snapper caught in South Carolina waters from 0 to 3 miles offshore. If adopted, the bill would set a […]

New flounder legislation a proactive step forward

By Wells | June 15, 2021

Columbia, S.C. – With the waning hours of the legislative session in sight, members of the South Carolina House of Representatives and Senate worked diligently to come to terms on new management measures concerning one of the Palmetto State’s most popular saltwater species. Flounder, particularly Southern Flounder, have been at the forefront of much of […]

Program continues improving marine habitat

By Wells | April 13, 2021

Topwater Action Program and Coastal Initiative having a lasting impact 3021-10 McNaughton Dr., Columbia, SC 29223 Website: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2021 Columbia, SC – Last week Coastal Conservation Association South Carolina (CCA SC), in partnership with Sea Hunt Boat Company and the Department of Natural Resources, completed the organization’s 14th artificial […]

Flounder legislation passes House, heads to Senate for further consideration

By Wells | March 19, 2021

3021-10 McNaughton Dr., Columbia, SC 29223 Website: Email: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 CONTACT: Scott Whitaker 803-865-4164 Flounder legislation passes House, heads to Senate for further consideration Columbia, S.C. – With a vote of 106 to 3, the South Carolina House of Representatives has advanced legislation that would adjust the state’s flounder […]

CCA Triangle” established

By Wells | September 22, 2020

“CCA Triangle” established “CCA Triangle” established, Topwater Action Campaign donates tags & receivers to help SCDNR with important cobia research Columbia, SC – For over two decades the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has been a leader in cobia research. Most recently SCDNR biologists have been tracking the movement of cobia throughout the southeast […]

Sounding the alarm on dolphin management

By Wells | August 13, 2020

Sounding the alarm on dolphin management Fed’s history of encouraging a longline fishery for dolphin could end in disaster for recreational anglers Dolphin are critically important to the recreational fishery in the South Atlantic, and yet manipulations by federal fisheries managers continue to encourage development of a directed longline fishery that could have a radically […]

Sumter Angler Misses the Boat!

By Wells | July 31, 2020

Sumter Angler   misses the Boat! Columbia, S.C. – For Bryce Lyles (20) of Sumter, this week is going to be one to remember as he missed out on a brand new 2020 Sea Hunt BX 22 BR ft Bay boat with a retail value of approximately $43,000 not once, but twice, in the same […]

South Carolina anglers question federal council appointment

By Wells | July 13, 2020

South Carolina anglers question federal council appointment NOAA decision leaves SC anglers without voice in federal fisheries management process Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina recreational saltwater anglers find themselves without a voice at the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council after the Department of Commerce recently announced it was replacing the state’s recreational representative with a […]