15th Annual Big Brother Big Sisters Fishing Trip

On Saturday June 4th board members from CCA NH and the bigs and littles of Big Brother Big Sisters of New Hampshire boarded the Atlantic Queen for their annual fishing trip. Each year, CCA NH hosts a mackerel fishing trip out of Rye Harbor which is made possible by the
15th Annual Big Brother Big Sisters Fishing Trip

2016 Piscataqua Oysterpalooza

It's time for the 6th annual Piscataqua Oysterpalooza! Come join us for a night of good food, local oysters, and great music from The Bowtie Bandits. Admission is just $5, and childern under 12 are free. Food and oyster tickets will be sold in bulk at the event, only $5 for 4
2016 Piscataqua Oysterpalooza

CCA NH Flatbread Pizza Night

CCA NH will be the recipient of the proceeds from a flatbread pizza night on Tuesday May 24th at Flatbread Pizza. The Flatbread Company will donate $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit. We will be at the Portsmouth location with a booth
CCA NH Flatbread Pizza Night

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Do you kayak, bird watch, harvest shell-fish, scuba dive, surf, hunt waterfowl, pleasure boat, or walk on the beach? We all have a vested interest in our marine resources.

Why are the clam flats closed after a heavy rain? Why are the eelgrass beds disappearing in the Piscataqua? What happened to the huge historical numbers of oysters? Are the river herring in trouble? Is Great Bay on the edge of collapse as some suggest? Why is the Taylor River impoundment a mat of solid green in the summertime? This is just a sampling of issues CCANH is concerned with and working hard to research and provide answers.

We all impact out marine resources and there are things we can do to improve the conditions of our estuaries:

  • Upgrade our waste water treatment facilities to reduce biosolids and nitrogen.
  • Stop the unimpeded storm water runoff from driveways, parking lots, and roads.
  • Reduce the applications of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers on our lawns.
  • Stop dewatering the rivers.

Public access is essential for any saltwater activity. Some launches and parking areas need improvement, and we should appreciate the access we enjoy and keep them clean.

CCANH cares about these issues which directly and indirectly affect all users. We encourage the public to assist us in these issues, but even if you are not a member, please treat our marine resources like you own them, which of course, you do!

In memory of Michael Reeve

All donations go toward marine conservation efforts and public education. Thank you for your support.





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Who We Are

We are a volunteer organization dedicated to protecting New Hampshire's marine resources, as well as a national organization of over 108,000. CCANH has members throughout the state as well as Massachusetts and Maine.

What We Do

Since 1998, Coastal Conservation Association of New Hampshire (CCA NH) has advised and educated the public on the conservation of marine animal and plant life, and other coastal resources both onshore and offshore. The objective is to promote, protect and enhance the present and future availability of these coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. We encourage all public that use these resources to consider being a CCA NH member in order to protect them for the future.

Our Mission

The CCANH mission is to advise and educate the public on the conservation of marine animal and plant life, and other coastal resources both onshore and offshore. We aim to promote, protect and enhance the present and future availability of these coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.