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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 2018, the FWC Artificial Reef Program reports over 3,426 artificial reef deployment locations state-wide. Between February 2018 and November 2018, 84 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)

BA0446 Bay 4/20/18 MB 248 18 Reef Modules (various types) 130 17 78 29° 55.105′ N 85° 38.055′ W
BA0447 Bay 4/20/18 James King Memorial 1 Florida Limestone Module 3 8 19 29° 56.526′ N 85° 29.305′ W
BA0448 Bay 4/20/18 James Whitright Memorial 1 Florida Limestone Module 3 8 19 29° 56.294′ N 85° 29.197′ W
BA0449 Bay 4/20/18 Kyle Barron Memorial 2 Florida Limestone Modules 3 10 92 29° 45.886′ N 85° 36.895′ W
BA0450 Bay 4/20/18 Courtney K. Gaines Memorial 3 Super Reef Modules 50 16 101 29° 44.546′ N 85° 41.660′ W
BA0451 Bay 4/20/18 Bayou Bash 1 FL Limestone and 1 Grouper Box Module 7 10 60 29° 54.388′ N 85° 32.405′ W
BA0452 Bay 4/20/18 Buddy Jacobs Memorial 1 Tetrahedron Module 3 10 59 29° 54.547′ N 85° 32.338′ W
BA0453 Bay 4/20/18 Kerns Memorial 1 Tetrahedron Module 3 10 60 29° 55.464′ N 85° 32.679′ W
BA0465 Bay 4/20/18 W.Reiners III Memorial 1 Tetrahedron Module 3 10 66 29° 43.408′ N 85° 28.879′ W
BA0466 Bay 4/20/18 Military & Veterans Memorial 3 Tetrahedron Modules 3 10 74 29° 54.731′ N 85° 35.243′ W
BA0467 Bay 7/11/18 BCARA Hopper Barge 98′ Steel Hopper Barge 432 15 148 29° 38.521′ N 85° 58.675′ W
BE0067 Brevard 8/7/18 Newy Reef 24 Dome-shape modules 48 5 80 29° 54.731′ N 85° 35.243′ W
BO0118 Broward 6/13/18 Limestone Boulder Piles 1800 Tons Limestone Boulders 1,811 14 39 26° 03.165′ N 80° 05.790′ W
BO0119 Broward 8/7/18 John M. Baker Fishing Reef 572 Tons Secondary Use Concrete 572 5 155 26° 09.457′ N 80° 04.134′ W
BO0120 Broward 8/14/18 John M. Baker Memorial Reef 50 Tons Concrete Culverts 50 6 70 26° 09.482′ N 80° 04.721′ W
DA0230 Miami-Dade 6/25/18 Eternal Reef #27 4 Pallet Reef Balls & 3 Bay Reef Balls 5 4 43 25° 57.785′ N 80° 05.895′ W
DA0231 Miami-Dade 6/7/18 Biscayne Connection (Pile D) 310 Tons Limestone Boulders 314 7 72 25° 41.793′ N 80° 05.217′ W
DA0232 Miami-Dade 6/11/18 Larson Barge 80′ Steel Barge with Four 6′ Pilings 150 10 30 25° 48.899′ N 80° 10.269′ W
DA0233 Miami-Dade 2/26/18 Eternal Reef #26 2 Pallet Reef Balls 2 4 43 25° 57.735′ N 80° 05.864′ W
DA0234 Miami-Dade 2/13/18 Dock & Marine – 2018 30 Tons Concrete Dock Material 30 6 24 25° 48.801′ N 80° 10.069′ W
DA0235 Miami-Dade 6/5/18 Monty’s Pier 1192 Tons Slabs and Pilings 1,192 7 23 25° 48.810′ N 80° 09.870′ W
DU0101 Duval 7/18/18 JCL Reef (addition) 4 Concrete Blocks & 3 Reef Balls 30 4 70 30° 10.158′ N 81° 09.626′ W
DU0103 Duval 10/13/18 Starship Reef 14” Square Concrete Pilings (various lengths) 640 5 70 30° 10.177′ N 81° 09.351′ W
ES0517 Escambia 8/4/18 Escambia NRDA Reef 00 1 Large Tetrahedron 18 15 79 30° 11.801′ N 87° 12.616′ W
ES0523 Escambia 8/4/18 Escambia NRDA Reef 18 1 Large Tetrahedron 18 15 85 30° 12.166′ N 87° 10.371′ W
ES0528 Escambia 8/4/18 Escambia NRDA Reef 33 1 Large Tetrahedron 18 15 98 30° 12.468′ N 87° 08.491′ W
IR0014 Indian River 8/25/18 Alan’s Reef 10 Tetrahedron Modules 30 8 55 27° 50.127′ N 80° 21.639′ W
ME0095 Manatee 7/27/18 Borden Artificial Reef 575 Tons Limestone Boulders 575 9 40 27° 24.498′ N 82° 47.857′ W
MI0111 Martin 8/24/18 Brause Girls Reef 100 ft. Steel Tug 199 63 188 27° 12.463′ N 80° 00.236′ W
MI0112 Martin 8/14/18 2018 Kerry Dillon Site 1 765 Tons Concrete (Culverts, Poles, & Slabs) 765 12 56 27° 11.876′ N 80° 05.873′ W
MI0113 Martin 8/16/18 2018 Kerry Dillon Site 2 800 Tons Concrete (Culverts, Poles, & Slabs) 802 5 42 27° 11.820′ N 80° 05.539′ W
PB0103 Palm Beach 8/21/18 PBFF Reef 24 Pre-Fabricated Reef Darts 240 35 110 26° 47.661′ N 80° 00.144′ W
PB0104 Palm Beach 8/23/18 Andrew Red Harris Reef 32 Cell Modules & 500 Tons of Boulders 600 15 75 26° 52.751′ N 80° 01.871′ W
PB0105 Palm Beach 8/1/18 Boca Step Reef 530 Tons Limestone Boulders 530 15 35 26° 20.553′ N 80° 03.888′ W
SR0020 Santa Rosa 9/8/18 SR-27 NRDA Patch Reef 22 22 Reef Modules (18 Tetrahedron & 4 Ledge) 94 16 70 30° 21.157′ N 86° 52.678′ W
SR0021 Santa Rosa 9/21/18 SR-27 NRDA Patch Reef 8 7 Reef Modules (1 Tetrahedron & 6 Ledge) 41 16 70 30° 21.630′ N 86° 51.033′ W
SL0059 St. Lucie 7/13/18 Ft. Pierce Fishing Club Reef 1,011 Tons Secondary Use Concrete 1,011 14 122 27° 23.485′ N 80° 02.124′ W
ST0192 Sarasota 4/26/18 Tom Wallin Reef M-2 2018 32 Various Dome Modules & 2 Block Reefs 33 6 40 27° 18.745′ N 82° 43.001′ W
ST0193 Sarasota 2/19/18 Silvertooth 24 12 Bay Balls, 2 Pallet Balls & 3 Ultra Balls 8 4 30 27° 17.158′ N 82° 35.989′ W
VO0169 Volusia 6/23/18 Lady Philomena 150′ Steel Cargo Vessel 590 35 75 29° 11.590′ N 80° 46.130′ W
VO0170 Volusia 6/23/18 Tug Everglades 90′ Steel Tug Boat 150 25 75 29° 11.585′ N 80° 46.181′ W
VO0171 Volusia 9/7/18 Argoil wreck concrete pile 400 Tons Secondary Use Concrete 400 16 72 29° 07.070′ N 80° 41.560′ W
VO0172 Volusia 9/7/18 Semarca wreck concrete pile 400 Tons Secondary Use Concrete 400 10 75 29° 09.178′ N 80° 40.638′ W
VO0174 Volusia 9/20/18 Thomas H wreck concrete pile 400 Tons Secondary Use Concrete 400 12 80 29° 11.730′ N 80° 44.888′ W
VO0175 Volusia 10/26/18 Mindinao wreck concrete pile 375 Tons Secondary Use Concrete 375 14 85 29° 11.952′ N 80° 44.887′ W
WL0027 Walton 6/25/18 Topsail Hill Patch Reef 2 2 Reef Modules & 2 Reef Cubes 8 8 60 30° 21.447′ N 86° 19.469′ W
WL0030 Walton 6/25/18 Topsail Hill Patch Reef 5 3 Reef Modules & 1 Reef Cube 9 8 60 30° 21.460′ N 86° 19.252′ W
WL0032 Walton 6/25/18 Topsail Hill Patch Reef 7 3 Reef Modules & 1 Reef Cube 9 8 60 30° 21.289′ N 86° 19.467′ W
WL0037 Walton 6/25/18 Topsail Hill Patch Reef 12 2 Reef Modules & 2 Reef Cubes 8 8 60 30° 21.291′ N 86° 19.245′ W
WL0038 Walton 6/25/18 Grayton Sculpture Reef 7 Steel & Concrete Art Sculptures 6 10 59 30° 18.755′ N 86° 09.562′ W