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.

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CCA Oregon’s Approach to Willamette River Salmon and Steelhead Issues

CCA Oregon has fielded numerous questions and concerns following last night’s Willamette Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Coalition event.   CCA Oregon chose not to participate in the coalition or last night’s event due to concerns about the active involvement of groups who are actively advocating for the end of hatchery programs in the Willamette River basin.  Unfortunately, our concerns were confirmed during last night’s event.    

Support on the Columbia River Reforms!

This month we have kicked off a new campaign to defend the Columbia River Reforms to remove commercial gillnets off the Lower Columbia River.  As you may know, we are nearing the end of a two-year extension for commercial gillnetting for the fall season that was granted in the 2016.  That was the year gillnetting was to stop on the Lower Columbia River after a long transition period which saw anglers paying an additional fee to set up off channel terminal areas for commercial fishing.  The off-channel areas are a success, but commercial interests are continuing to push to repeal the reforms

ODFW/WDFW Mismanagement of Columbia River Fisheries

After years of frustration with failed agency implementation of the bi-state Columbia River fishery reforms, recent actions by ODFW/WDFW staff should alarm anyone who cares about the conservation of Columbia River fisheries and transparency in fisheries management.  If you are concerned about the [mis]management of Columbia River fisheries and efforts to undo the Columbia River gillnet reforms, please visit CCAoregon.org and CCAwashington.org to learn how you can help.