Marc Gorelnik To Be Honored With 2024 Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award

The following press release is courtesy of the Coastal Conservation Association of California:

Marc Gorelnik will be honored as the the 2024 Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award on June 27 at gala dinner event at the Grand in Long Beach, California.


The Sportfishing Community Honors Marc Gorelnik’s Dedication to Marine Conservation and Fishery Management

The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA California) will honor Marc Gorelnik and his lifelong work on behalf of ocean conservation with the 2024 Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award on June 27 at gala dinner event at the Grand in Long Beach, California.

“CCA CAL’s highest accolade, the Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award, is presented to an individual who has supported sportfishing in California, and has made meaningful contributions toward the protection, restoration, and enhancement of our marine resources,” said Doug Lasko, president of CCA CAL. “Marc’s tireless work and selfless dedication to marine conservation in California represents the epitome of this award. No one is more deserving of this recognition than Marc Gorelnik.”

A founding member of CCA CAL and lifelong California angler, Marc helps lead CCA CAL by serving on the state board of directors and chairing the CCA CAL’s Government Relations Committee, a critical role in monitoring, initiating and influencing legislation and regulations related to marine conservation, fisheries management and angler access.

Marc is also serving his third term as a member at the federal Pacific Fisheries Management Council in developing policy recommendations for federally managed fisheries in California, Oregon and Washington such as Pacific salmon and groundfish, which includes Pacific rockfish, lingcod and other species.

Today, Marc resides in Northern California and fishes offshore of the San Francisco Bay area for a variety of species, including salmon, tuna and Dungeness crab. He also serves on the board of directors of the Coastside Fishing Club and the Golden State Salmon Association. With Coastside, Marc began a salmon acclimation program at Pillar Point Harbor that has improved salmon harvests by both commercial and recreational fishermen in California and Oregon.

Marc also served on California’s Dungeness Crab Task Force and worked with the California Fish and Game Commission to improve regulations governing the harvest of Dungeness crab and salmon. Prior to his appointment on the PFMC, Marc served on the Council’s Salmon Advisory Subpanel. A practicing attorney, Marc is a member of the State Bar of California and specializes in trademark, unfair competition and copyright law.

“Please plan to join me, CCA CAL members, leaders in the sportfishing community on June 27, 2024 at the Long Beach Grand for a gala evening honoring Marc Gorelnik with the presentation of the 2024 Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award,” said Lasko. For more information, dinner tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit


ABOUT CCA CALIFORNIA: The non-profit Coastal Conservation Association of California was created in 2015 when recreational anglers and outdoor enthusiasts came together to work for the conservation and enhancement of our marine resources and coastal environments. Today, we are working to protect not only the health, habitat, and sustainability of our marine resources, as well as the interests of saltwater anglers. Our goal is to protect your access to the marine resources you cherish and enjoy every day. CCA CAL consists of members spread across local chapters in California and growing every day.