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Florida Receives Grant to Construct 10 Artificial Coral Reefs

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 2:40 pm by

Panama City Beach located in Bay County received a $60,000 grant from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to construct 10 artificial reefs. The reefs will be placed 10 miles from the entrance to St. Andrews Bay and will be roughly 88 feet below the ocean’s surface. The exact location of the reefs will have to be approved by U.S. Army Corps of Engineering. Each reef will be constructed of concrete and steel pods then placed in a grid pattern approximately 600 feet apart. A total of 20 such grants were administered to 30 applications.

Purpose:
Habitat Enhancement and Creation
Recreational Fishing Enhancement
Sport Diver Enhancement and Access

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