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According to the AL DCNR Commisioner , Chris Blankenship, Alabama has the largest artificial reef system in the country and has created noticeable improvements in the 1,000-square-mile, designated artificial reef zones just of the coast. These artificial reefs give refuge to red snapper and allow them ...
During the day-long conference, numerous scientists and fisheries biologists discussed reef fish management, habitat requirements, red snapper and triggerfish recruitment and growth. All those components are tied to Alabama's reef zones. Craig Newton, Alabama Marine Resources Division's Artificial Reefs ... GOP

MRD teamed with the Orange Beach Fishing Association on the Red Snapper World Championship from 2004 through 2007 to deploy about 1,000 artificial reefs. Since then, the focus has moved to nearshore with a 1.6-square-mile zone permitted just inside the 3-mile state boundary. The latest artificial reef zones ... tax businesses
Craig Newton, Alabama Marine Resources Division's Artificial Reefs Program Coordinator, provided those in attendance a comprehensive look at the state's Artificial Reefs program, from its unofficial start to today's highly regulated deployment protocols. Alabama Department of Conservation and ...
Craig Newton, Alabama Marine Resources Division's Artificial Reefs Program Coordinator, provided those in attendance a comprehensive look at the state's Artificial Reefs program, from its unofficial start to today's highly regulated deployment protocols. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural ...
Craig Newton, Alabama Marine Resources Division's Artificial Reefs Program Coordinator, provided those in attendance a comprehensive look at the state's Artificial Reefs program, from its unofficial start to today's highly regulated deployment protocols. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural ...

PHOTOS: (Craig Newton, David Rainer) Artificial reefs, like this pyramid, attract a variety of reef fish other than red snapper, including gray triggerfish and spadefish. Marine Resources has been using the large pyramids to build a variety of reefs, which produce nice catches of red snapper.
Authorities say a police officer in Alabama has fatally shot a woman driving a car that was dragging another officer. Montgomery police Capt. Regina Duckett tells news outlets that two officers responding to a stolen vehicle call late Tuesday morning approached the car, at which point it took off, dragging one of the ...
But during Monday's county commission committee meeting, the other commissioners shot the idea down, deciding to just stay with the artificial reefs they have in place and those already being planned. Commission Chair Bob Cole brought the issue up for discussion Monday, saying he would like to ...
A report is expected to be submitted to the Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan, Siparia Regional Corporation and senior fire officer at the Cedros Fire Station Keith Siberan. Recommendations made so far suggest that artificial reefs could be used to stop the force of the waves which is causing the ...
A report is expected to be submitted to the Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan, Siparia Regional Corporation and senior fire officer at the Cedros Fire Station Keith Siberan. Recommendations made so far suggest that artificial reefs could be used to stop the force of the waves which is causing the ...
Santa Rosa County has abandoned an idea to acquire material from Pensacola Bay Bridge for construction of artificial reefs. Instead, the county will seek help from Escambia County on finding funding sources for construction of additional reefs near Santa Rosa County. Last month, Santa Rosa County ...
Then, there are five fishing and diving artificial reefs in 55 to 60 feet of water. These, McAlexander said, can hold as many as 400 structures each and SWARA has only deployed around 30 structures to date. “So, we've got a long way to go before the project is complete but we're making headway,” he said.
Then, there are five fishing and diving artificial reefs in 55 to 60 feet of water. These, McAlexander said, can hold as many as 400 structures each and SWARA has only deployed around 30 structures to date. “So, we've got a long way to go before the project is complete but we're making headway,” he said.
"We're constantly trying to find funding to add artificial reefs and man-made reefs to our bottom out there, so people can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and spearfishing, different things like that, and boat fishing. So if we can get this rubble little to no cost to Santa Rosa County, we avoid the cost of buying the man-made ...
... created off the state's coast using the jackets of 320 old platforms. In the entire Gulf of Mexico, over 400 obsolete platforms have been converted into artificial reefs. -- Staff Writer Holly Duchmann can be reached at 857-2205 or holly.duchmann@houmatoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @holly_evamarie.
... created off the state's coast using the jackets of 320 old platforms. In the entire Gulf of Mexico, over 400 obsolete platforms have been converted into artificial reefs. -- Staff Writer Holly Duchmann can be reached at 857-2205 or holly.duchmann@houmatoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @holly_evamarie.

In 2015, Bay County Commissioners received a grant from the FWC to fund artificial reefs in eight off-shore areas in the Gulf. During the permitting process, survey dives were complete, but now they are moving forward with sonar surveys in sites off the City Pier and St. Andrew pass to make sure the areas ...
More than 700 new artificial reefs are going into the waters off Pensacola in the next few months, in phase two of a program funded by the BP settlement of the 2010 oil spill. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, for every dollar spent on artificial reefs in the Florida Panhandle, ...
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Local anglers and divers may soon be seeing some new artificial reefs in our area. According to Bay County commissioners, studies are being done using a side-scan radar to determine the best possible locations for artificial reef construction in the gulf and bay areas.
Building on the popularity of its artificial reef program, Escambia County plans to deploy more than 700 more of the structures in the waters off Pensacola. The new reefs represent the second phase of a major project funded with restitution money paid by oil giant BP in the aftermath of the massive 2010 Gulf ...
Shell has converted at least three platform jackets into artificial reefs, Rolfvondenbaumen said. "Because of the important role offshore oil and gas structures play in supporting marine ecosystems and recreational fishing, we continue to look for opportunities to participate in artificial reefing programs," he ...
Artificial reefs function as a natural reef system, providing food, shelter, protection and spawning areas for hundreds of fish and other marine life. One of the most important benefits of these artificial reefs is that they take pressure off natural coral reef formations by providing additional places for fishing and ...
The FWC assists in developing these reefs, enhancing existing reefs that are already successful and to monitor and assess artificial reefs. According to Frank Santo, chairman of the Hernando County Port Authority, there has been a a large grassroots effort by Hernando County which has had a huge impact ...
Artificial Reefs and officials with Palm Beach County Environmental Resource Management, which is overseeing the project, had hoped to move the sub last summer, but that didn't pan out. Palm Beach County promised $1 million to move the sub if supporters could raise the other $3 million for cleanup ...
A Santa Rosa County Commissioner wants to use material from the demolition of the Pensacola Bay Bridge to create artificial reefs in Navarre, but one Escambia County Commissioner thinks there's a better way to help both counties. Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson wrote a letter ...
Past projects with NOAA's 13 designated National Marine Sanctuaries include several underwater archaeological surveys in the Florida Keys; proposing and implementing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck Trail; assisting with the sinking of two historic ships as artificial reefs and ...
Artificial reefs, berms and levees could help hold back waters. “What about strategic retreat?” said Supervisor Kate Sears, who noted most plans focused on girding against rising waters. She said some areas may have to be relinquished in the face of encroaching seas. County staffers said that option, ...
"We're constantly trying to find funding to add artificial reefs and man-made reefs to our bottom out there, so people can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and spearfishing, different things like that, and boat fishing. So if we can get this rubble little to no cost to Santa Rosa County, we avoid the cost of buying the man-made ...
... created off the state's coast using the jackets of 320 old platforms. In the entire Gulf of Mexico, over 400 obsolete platforms have been converted into artificial reefs. -- Staff Writer Holly Duchmann can be reached at 857-2205 or holly.duchmann@houmatoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @holly_evamarie.
More than 700 new artificial reefs are going into the waters off Pensacola in the next few months, in phase two of a program funded by the BP settlement of the 2010 oil spill. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, for every dollar spent on artificial reefs in the Florida Panhandle, ...
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Local anglers and divers may soon be seeing some new artificial reefs in our area. According to Bay County commissioners, studies are being done using a side-scan radar to determine the best possible locations for artificial reef construction in the gulf and bay areas.
Building on the popularity of its artificial reef program, Escambia County plans to deploy more than 700 more of the structures in the waters off Pensacola. The new reefs represent the second phase of a major project funded with restitution money paid by oil giant BP in the aftermath of the massive 2010 Gulf ...
Shell has converted at least three platform jackets into artificial reefs, Rolfvondenbaumen said. "Because of the important role offshore oil and gas structures play in supporting marine ecosystems and recreational fishing, we continue to look for opportunities to participate in artificial reefing programs," he ...
He credited Burt Minter from Canadian Artificial Reefs with overseeing the making of the reef balls. Students will be producing video documentaries of their activities, Mitchell said. Once the reef balls are in place, students will be able to see their effect through a remotely operated underwater vehicle, and ...
A fellow diver first brought Raines here after a local fisherman discovered the site. He had hit a sweet red snapper spot that spread over a wider area than the artificial reefs and sunken ships where anglers typically find fish. When divers explored further, they found a half-mile stretch of stumps running along ...
A fellow diver first brought Raines here after a local fisherman discovered the site. He had hit a sweet red snapper spot that spread over a wider area than the artificial reefs and sunken ships where anglers typically find fish. When divers explored further, they found a half-mile stretch of stumps running along ...
“We have the permit sites off Mexico Beach. Now, we just need our communities to join forces and resources to fund large vessel projects,” Cox said. It has been shown that artificial reefs create jobs, income, and government revenue. Through tourism, research, fishing and diving, we expect that this artificial ...
We learned about artificial reefs and reef restoration, about the impact of dam removals on fisheries, about conflicts concerning agricultural irrigation and about how endangered freshwater turtles survive in a changing landscape. We also learned about the legacy of toxic chemicals, citizen engagement in ...
We learned about artificial reefs and reef restoration, about the impact of dam removals on fisheries, about conflicts concerning agricultural irrigation and about how endangered freshwater turtles survive in a changing landscape. We also learned about the legacy of toxic chemicals, citizen engagement in ...
With natural reefs in jeopardy from environmental changes and physical damage, artificial reefs play a mitigatigating role to preserve our ocean ecosystems for future generations. Additionally, economic studies show that every dollar invested in to artificial reef construction provides an annual return of over ...
Learn about the value of artificial reefs during Tuesdays @2 at the library. Bob and Carol Cox, President and Treasurer of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association will share the work of the organization of volunteers and citizen scientists managing the local artificial reef program at the next Tuesdays ...
And scientists are working on innovations that might mitigate the decline of reefs, like 3D-printing artificial reefs for marine life to settle on, or coral farming, which creates nurseries for fragments of corals to grow into maturity before being re-installed in their natural habitat. Still, analysts agree that urgent and ...
Rick Gross of Fishy Business is targeting sheepshead around the artificial reefs in both Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A small piece of shrimp combined with a 1/2-ounce knocker rig is attracting sheepies up to 5-pounds, although most average 2-3 pounds. Casting shrimp under residential docks and ...
In about six months, fishermen of Sathankuppam and Koraikuppam in Pulicat would be able to find their catch closer home. Artificial reefs have been deployed in the sea off these hamlets to attract fish and help re-establish biodiversity in the area. Villages in distress and with more number of fishermen who ...
“Artificial reefs have been a huge success in other jurisdictions and South Australian anglers and their families should have the same opportunities as those in other states,” he said. “These new reefs will help grow our recreational fishing sector which will benefit local businesses like our tackle and bait ...
I see a lot of successful instructors taking really good care of the environment, organizing beach and reef clean-ups, giving eco-conservation lectures, reducing the use of plastic bags, plastic straws, cups and bottles, helping to create new artificial reefs and so much more. And on top of all that extra work for ...
By: Oppili P & A Prathap CHENNAI: V Chandramohan from the hamlet of Sathankuppam near Pulicat hauled in around 50 kg of fish every day during the recent season thanks to the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) which has developed artificial reefs as a fishing aid. Sathankuppam and ...
But the days have to be the calm ones between cold fronts. A lot of action is occurring, but it's got to be calm in order to have a good experience out there. Big amberjack are being caught around the wrecks offshore, while hogfish, grunts and snappers are being taken around the ledges and artificial reefs.
As part of its ongoing Third Thursday Community Educational Series, the club presents guest speaker April Price, executive director of Sea-Life Habitat Improvement Project, Inc. (SHIP). This educational seminar will explain how artificial reefs being developed along the Treasure Coast will provide habitats, ...


 

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