CCA Birmingham
  • Supported Fairhope High School Fishing Team in 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Funded and assisted in organizing the donation of over 500 Tons of concrete pipe and other concrete material donated by
  • Forterra Company. CCA AL paid for the transportation (16 semi-truck loads from Mobile to Gulf Shores) and paid for the
  • Crane rental/operator to unload the materials at the AL MRD storage yard in Gulf Shores.
  • Donated 200 Trash Grabber stocks to the Alabama Coastal Cleanup to allow volunteers to reach trash stuck in areas of sawgrass and wetland areas. (September 2018)
  • Assisted Alabama MRD in collaboration with the Saltwater Finnadicts Inshore Championship Tournament to collect live
  • Flounder for the states’ hatchery program in Gulf Shores. (August 2018)
  • Organized Snapper Check Promotional contest to help increase participation in the states reporting efforts to gather better
  • data on the amount of Red Snapper our Alabama anglers harvest each season. (June 2018)
  • Organized Camp Rap-A-Hope Kids Fishing Day and Siblings weekends for children who have either had cancer or currently
  • battling cancer and their siblings. (June/September 2018) All campers went home with fishing rod combos
  • Sponsored the Recreational division for the Alabama Marine Resources 2018 Lion Fish Rodeo. (Summer 2018)
  • Sponsored the Kids Win Fishing Rodeo at the Wharf in Orange Beach (April 2018)
  • AL MRD Crab Trap Cleanup in the Mobile Delta, provided lunch and prizes to participants (March 2018)
  • Donated $65,000 to Department of Marine Resources Fish Hatchery to support Flounder Spawning Program (2018)
  • Launched TAG Alabama, the first recreational fish tagging research program in the state with partners University of South
  • Alabama and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2018)
  • Funded Transportation and Storage of reefing material donated by Forterra Pipe Company and South Alabama Brick Co. Materials
  • CCA Pelican Bay Reef off Dauphin Island (Spring 2017)
  • Bernie Heggeman Memorial reef off of Dauphin Island (Spring 2017) $150,000 Contribution from CCA Alabama
  • Partnered with Alabama Wildlife Federation and AL-MRD to develop the AL Reefs artificial reef plan and website www.alreefs.com to assist with securing more funding for AL reef program. To date, the program has received $30,000,000 in oil spill funds.
  • Funded portion of AL-MRD’s K-9 program for enforcement department to combat poaching. (2015)
  • Funded Tarpon study with the University of South Alabama to determine the migration of mature tarpon off the coast of
  • Alabama in 2014 and currently being expanded for 2015 additional tags.
  • Donated $150,000 to Inshore and Offshore reef projects in AL in partnership with AL-MRD (2013)
  • Supported the Rigs to Reef program and opposed the Idle Iron imitative to remove idle offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico that provide habitat for marine fish (2012)
  • Donated $81,500 to build the Bayou Cour Reef in Mobile Bay in conjunction with the AL-MRD (2012)
  • Established CCA Alabama license tag which allocates 75% of all proceeds to marine conservation projects (2009)
  • Supported legislation to buy out licenses of active gill netters and to not allow new licenses to be issued (2008)
  • Helped finance the building of a 3,000- ton inshore reef north of Ono Island (2006)
  • Partnered in operation REEFEX, cooperative effort involving Department of Defense, AL-MRD, and CCA to deploy over 100 Korean War Army Tanks in Gulf of Mexico for artificial reef habitat (1994)
  • Trained over 125 Coast Watch volunteers and instituted a reward program for persons who are instrumental in the arrest of those involved in violating laws designed to protect our marine resources.
  • Established the Joe Bullard, SR. CCA Graduate Fellowship Fund at University of South Alabama to sponsor Master Student in Marine Biology Scholarship
  • Only non-profit in Alabama dedicated strictly to conservation of marine resources
  • First chapter founded outside of Texas in 1982 with proceeds from first fundraiser used to provide equipment for AL-MRD including night scopes, three-wheelers, spotlights, and 72 Mile Furano Radar.

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