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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 March 2018, the FWC Artificial Reef Program reports over 3,335 artificial reef deployment locations state-wide. Between August 2017 and March 2018, 16 new artificial reefs were constructed, and their location listed in the table below. To download a complete list of Florida’s artificial reef locations in a variety of digital formats, view on 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)

BA0397 Bay 5/9/17 MB 215 10 Ecosystem Pedestal Modules 15 5 21 29° 55.895′ N 85° 28.897′ W
BA0404 Bay 5/9/17 MB 217 10 Ecosystem Pedestal Modules 15 5 21 29° 55.480′ N 85° 28.597′ W
BA0424 Bay 5/2/17 Mexico Beach CDC Reef 2 Ecosystem Pedestal Modules 3 5 20 29° 54.474′ N 85° 27.836′ W
BA0430 Bay 5/2/17 Billy Gillen Memorial Reef 2 Ecosystem Pedestal Modules 3 5 21 29° 54.137′ N 85° 27.333′ W
BA0419 Bay 4/26/17 Karl Sinclair Franz Memorial Reef 2 Ecosystem Pedestal Modules 3 5 23 29° 54.466′ N 85° 28.463′ W
BE0066 Brevard 7/17/17 Bernhardt Pyramids 23 Florida Limestone Modules 69 8 79 28° 21.889′ N 80° 17.681′ W
BO0116 Broward 8/19/17 Okinawa Reef 107′ Steel Tugboat, the “Okinawa” 305 33 70 26° 14.011′ N 80° 04.210′ W
CH0041 Charlotte 7/27/17 Palm Island Ferry Limestone 50 Reef Ball Modules & 109 Tons of Limestone Boulders 192 7 61 26° 49.184′ N 82° 31.951′ W
CO0119 Collier 6/27/17 Foote Family Reef – Turtle Reef 34 Florida Limestone Modules 102 8 54 26° 01.218′ N 82° 06.509′ W
ES0207 Escambia 9/18/17 Park West Snorkel Reef 2017 5 Reef Ball Modules 2 3 12 30° 19.672′ N 87° 10.874′ W
ES0200 Escambia 6/27/17 Casino Beach 2017-1 5 Modules; 1 Super Reef & 4 Florida Limestones 30 18 58 30° 18.787′ N 87° 07.437′ W
ES0201 Escambia 6/27/17 Casino Beach 2017-2 5 Modules; 1 Super Reef & 4 Florida Limestones 30 18 58 30° 18.798′ N 87° 07.394′ W
ES0202 Escambia 6/27/17 Casino Beach 2017-3 6 Modules; 1 Super Reef & 5 Florida Limestones 33 18 58 30° 18.806′ N 87° 07.342′ W
ES0203 Escambia 6/27/17 Casino Beach 2017-4 5 Modules; 1 Super Reef & 4 Florida Limestones 30 18 58 30° 18.814′ N 87° 07.299′ W
ES0204 Escambia 6/27/17 Casino Beach 2017-5 5 Modules; 1 Super Reef & 4 Florida Limestones 30 18 58 30° 18.823′ N 87° 07.251′ W
ES0205 Escambia 6/27/17 Casino Beach 2017-6 6 Modules; 1 Super Reef & 5 Florida Limestones 33 18 58 30° 18.754′ N 87° 07.383′ W
ES0206 Escambia 6/27/17 Casino Beach 2017-7 6 Modules; 2 Super Reefs & 4 Florida Limestones 48 18 58 30° 18.762′ N 87° 07.333′ W
IR0013 Indian River 7/18/17 Orchid Island Artificial Reef Complex 14 Florida Limestone Modules 42 8 55 27° 50.235′ N 80° 21.683′ W
LE0122 Lee 7/19/17 2017 East Patch 603 Tons of Concrete Culverts 603 8 45 26° 22.045′ N 82° 17.121′ W
LE0123 Lee 7/17/17 2017 West Patch 398 Tons of Concrete Culverts 399 10 45 26° 22.043′ N 82° 17.464′ W
ME0093 Manatee 6/30/17 Borden 1N-1706 969 Tons of Limestone Boulders 969 8 39 27° 24.524′ N 82° 47.772′ W
ME0094 Manatee 6/30/17 Borden 3S-1706 525 Tons of Limestone Boulders 526 8 40 27° 24.452′ N 82° 47.795′ W
DA0226 Miami-Dade 7/17/17 Key Biscayne Connection – Pile C 305 Tons of Limestone Boulders 305 8 59 25° 41.778′ N 80° 05.258′ W
DA0227 Miami-Dade 6/26/17 Eternal Reef #24 16 Reef Ball Modules 11 4 43 25° 57.738′ N 80° 05.865′ W
OK0275 Okaloosa 9/7/17 Fish Haven 15 – 2017 Concrete Targets from Eglin Air Force Base 370 11 69 30° 21.891′ N 86° 42.375′ W
OK0276 Okaloosa 9/5/17 Fish Haven 16 – 2017 Concrete Targets from Eglin Air Force Base 395 10 66 30° 20.891′ N 86° 46.875′ W
PB0101 Palm Beach 8/15/17 Andrew Harris No Shoes Reef 2017 136 Coral Head Modules & 1,000 Tons of Limestone Boulders 1,550 10 57 26° 57.859′ N 80° 03.271′ W
PB0100 Palm Beach 5/12/17 Flagler Bridge Material – Site 5 Flagler Bridge Material Deployed Between 6 Sites 8,938 10 70 26° 47.480′ N 80° 01.079′ W
ST0187 Sarasota 8/4/17 M-8 Fallen Heroes – 2017 50 Modules and 116.5 Tons of Limestone Boulders 199 5 60 27° 12.594′ N 82° 48.186′ W
ST0190 Sarasota 6/12/17 Silvertooth – 25 14 Modules; 10 Bay Ball & 4 Pallet Ball Modules 6 3 30 27° 17.154′ N 82° 35.967′ W
SL0056 St. Lucie 5/16/17 Kerry L. Dillon Memorial Reef 65′ X 30′ X 5′ Steel Barge & 1,036 Tons of Secondary-Use Concrete 1,096 19 57 27° 32.184′ N 80° 11.112′ W
WL0013 Walton 8/22/17 Fish Reef 95 Ecosystem Reef Modules 128 6 17 30° 16.232′ N 86° 00.360′ W
WL0011 Walton 8/19/17 Seahorse Reef 78 Ecosystem Reef Modules 105 6 18 30° 21.381′ N 86° 16.666′ W
WL0012 Walton 8/19/17 Grayton Turtle Reef 5 Ecosystem Reef Modules 7 6 19 30° 19.331′ N 86° 09.483′ W
WL0010 Walton 8/16/17 Dolphin Reef 77 Ecosystem Reef Modules 104 6 20 30° 22.549′ N 86° 23.306′ W
WL0023 Walton 7/27/17 Fish Haven 1 Center Patch 32 Modules; 1 Super Reef, 16 Florida Limestones, & 15 Grouper 124 18 75 30° 19.323′ N 86° 17.875′ W
WL0024 Walton 7/27/17 Fish Haven 2 Center Patch 30 Modules; 1 Super Reef, 15 Florida Limestones, & 14 Grouper 118 18 89 30° 16.112′ N 86° 13.870′ W
WL0014 Walton 7/27/17 Miramar Beach Center Patch 30 Modules; 1 Super Reef, 15 Florida Limestones, & 14 Grouper 98 18 62 30° 21.874′ N 86° 23.356′ W
WL0015 Walton 7/27/17 Topsail Bluff Center Patch 31 Modules; 1 Super Reef, 15 Florida Limestones, & 15 Grouper 101 18 61 30° 21.373′ N 86° 19.357′ W
WL0016 Walton 7/27/17 Fort Panic Center Patch 32 Modules; 1 Super Reef, 16 Florida Limestones, & 15 Grouper 124 18 61 30° 20.375′ N 86° 15.361′ W