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New Artificial Reef Locations

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Florida Saltwater Fishing

Florida manages one of the most diverse, and most active artificial reef programs in the United States. As of November 2019, the FWC Artificial Reef Program has recorded over 3,659 artificial reef deployment locations state-wide. Between March 2019 and November 2019, 96 new artificial reefs were constructed, and the locations from a subset of those new reefs are listed in the table below. To download a complete list of Florida’s artificial reef locations in a variety of digital formats, view an interactive map, and learn more about Florida’s artificial reef program please visit MyFWC.com/ArtificialReefs

Artifical Reef Highlights

DeployID

County

Deploy Date

Deployment Name

Material

Tons

Relief

Depth

Lat (DM)

Long (DM)

BA0468 Bay 5/3/19 El Dorado 144′ aluminum vessel 216 41 103 29° 58.568′ N 85° 50.487′ W
BA0469 Bay 5/21/19 MB-251 10 tetrahedron modules 118 15 77 29° 55.404′ N 85° 40.201′ W
BA0474 Bay 7/5/19 Bay County LAARS A Modules 17 tetrahedron & dome-shaped modules 143 18 105 29° 59.898′ N 85° 54.211′ W
BE0068 Brevard 7/16/19 Cary Kresge Reef 23 tetrahedron modules 69 8 80 28° 23.575′ N 80° 18.250′ W
DA0241 Miami-Dade 6/3/19 Bug Light Shoal Reef Concrete culverts & limestone boulders 300 7 24 25° 40.774′ N 80° 06.767′ W
ES0628 Escambia 3/6/19 PensBayBr004 Concrete square pilings 339 8 45 30° 17.780′ N 87° 13.380′ W
ES0629 Escambia 6/12/19 ESERS 305d 30 dome-shaped modules 75 6 87 30° 10.993′ N 87° 12.015′ W
HE0026 Hernando 4/29/19 Ghost Ship 45′ concrete boat hull & 33 dome modules 24 10 25 28° 31.819′ N 82° 58.745′ W
IR0016 Indian River 7/19/19 JK Patch Reef South Secondary-use concrete 650 10 55 27° 49.962′ N 80° 21.207′ W
IR0017 Indian River 7/17/19 JK Patch Reef North 10 tetrahedron modules 30 8 55 27° 50.053′ N 80° 21.286′ W
LE0124 Lee 6/6/19 The Mount Secondary-use concrete 1,095 20 60 26° 24.721′ N 82° 24.747′ W
MI0114 Martin 6/10/19 Sirotkin Site 1 Secondary-use concrete 501 7 87 27° 12.377′ N 80° 02.350′ W
MI0115 Martin 6/20/19 Sirotkin Site 2 Secondary-use concrete 518 3 86 27° 12.322′ N 80° 02.334′ W
OK0277 Okaloosa 7/17/19 Fish Haven 15 12 tetrahedron modules 240 16 67 30° 21.891′ N 86° 42.374′ W
OK0278 Okaloosa 6/5/19 Fish Haven 19 Center 29 tetrahedron & ledge modules 103 15 60 30° 22.394′ N 86° 35.870′ W
PB0106 Palm Beach 7/3/19 ARHF Juno Reef Limestone boulders & 284 modules 1,517 12 78 26° 52.967′ N 80° 01.837′ W
PB0107 Palm Beach 8/21/19 RBM Concrete poles & 19 mermaid statues 129 10 45 26° 45.250′ N 80° 01.636′ W
PI0438 Pinellas 4/24/19 CLW Barge 50′ steel barge 50 15 40 27° 55.934′ N 83° 01.382′ W
PI0439 Pinellas 7/19/19 Circle of Heroes Veterans’ Mem. 13 concrete soldier statues 40 6 44 28° 03.117′ N 83° 00.650′ W
SL0060 St. Lucie 7/10/19 CCA – Curtis Bostick Reef 180′ steel freighter “Voici Bernadette” 589 40 102 27° 23.868′ N 80° 02.966′ W
SR0030 Santa Rosa 1/30/19 SR-27 Patch Reef 10 25 tetrahedron & ledge modules 73 16 60 30° 21.670′ N 86° 50.751′ W
SR0037 Santa Rosa 1/8/19 SR-27 Patch Reef 19 25 tetrahedron & ledge modules 68 16 63 30° 21.458′ N 86° 51.367′ W
ST0200 Sarasota 8/13/19 On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef 61 dome-shaped modules 61 4 43 27° 15.795′ N 82° 45.505′ W
WL0039 Walton 6/27/19 2019 Miramar/Frangista 5 tetrahedron & ledge modules 24 15 59 30° 19.670 ‘N 86° 22.990′ W
WL0040 Walton 6/27/19 2019 Underwater Art Museum 11 art sculptures 14 12 59 30° 18.754′ N 86° 09.562′ W