Personally, I'm concerned, but not at the level of being an activist. We all pick our fights, and I choose to let others fight this one for me, but I do support them with funds.
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"CCA California is a statewide, non-profit marine conservation organization working to protect the state’s marine resources and interests of anglers."
I met Jim Salazar, one of the board members last night and he was a straight talking long time guide and fisherman in the SoCal scene who impressed me with his knowledge and his passion. He's a member of the citizens advisory council to the DFW and participates in the law making process and he says that recreational fishing is under attack by commercial fishermen and environmental groups, both of whom seek to craft laws that support their agendas which are obviously not going to be compatible with the interests of recreational fishermen.
Recreational fishermen need a voice in these fights and the CCA is it. And while they are a "political" organization, they're not affiliated with any party and seek bipartisan support.
If you remember "Anglers United" many of the same guys are in the CCA of Cal. Anglers United got torpedoed by lawsuits and lawyers, but CCA has picked up that torch and advocates for sport fishermen.
I believe that recreational fishing could very easily go away and I think it's up to us to support those working to keep it going.
Just my two cents...