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Florida

Saltwater Fishing

Artificial Reefs

Florida manages one of the most diverse, and most active artificial reef programs in the United States. As of November 2021, the FWC Artificial Reef Program has recorded over 3,920 artificial reef deployment locations state-wide. So far in 2021, 82 new artificial reefs have been 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

Highlights from the 82 Artificial Reefs deployed during 2021

DeployID

County

Date

Deployment Name

Material

Tons

Relief

Depth

Lat (DM)

Long (DM)

BA0511

Bay

08/12/2021

Oceaneering Reel 2

Steel cable spool (20' x 35')

60

35'

98'

30° 03.052' N

85° 56.234' W

BA0507

Bay

03/13/2021

MB-263-B

12 Concrete modules (Various designs)

118

15'

60'

29° 55.293' N

85° 32.784' W

BE0070

Brevard

09/30/2021

Reid Reef

22 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

132

8'

82'

28° 24.029' N

80° 18.187' W

CH0043

Charlotte

02/28/2021

Manasota Key Mitigation A

Limestone Boulders (15,301 pieces)

21,070

7'

21'

26° 55.939' N

82° 22.332' W

DU0105

Duval

10/05/2021

Jimmy Dales Reef

Steel Tugboat (110' long)

311

30'

90'

30° 21.969' N

80° 54.365' W

DU0106

Duval

10/05/2021

Greater Jax Kingfish Reef

Steel sailboat (100' long)

UNK

25'

90'

30° 22.011' N

80° 54.320' W

ES0679

Escambia

05/01/2021

3 Mile Bridge Reef - 05

Bridge slabs

80,000

30'

93'

30° 11.505' N

87° 10.686' W

FR0069

Franklin

06/24/2021

Buddy Ward Reef A

7 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

21

8'

43'

29° 29.144' N

84° 56.033' W

ME0099

Manatee

08/18/2021

BRI13-21-08

Concrete culverts (200 pieces)

287

10'

34'

27° 30.864' N

82° 49.098' W

MI0120

Martin

08/05/2021

South County Site 19

Limestone Boulders and concrete (454 tons)

454

21'

68'

27° 06.295' N

80° 02.300' W

DA0254

Miami-Dade

07/27/2021

POM Mitigation (2021)

87 DERM Modules (Stacked culverts on base)

1,218

6'

27'

25° 46.288' N

80° 06.307' W

OK0367

Okaloosa

05/13/2021

LC-2021-1

31 Concrete Modules (tetrahedrons)

108

15'

104'

30° 09.216' N

86° 33.638' W

OK0366

Okaloosa

05/07/2021

USAF Big Dawg

USAF Training Vessel (93' long)

158

35'

104'

30° 09.047' N

86° 34.424' W

PB0137

Palm Beach

10/22/2021

2021 Reef Darts

Concrete reef darts (40 units) and culverts

425

40'

511'

26° 46.223' N

79° 57.984' W

PB0131

Palm Beach

06/10/2021

ARHF Reef Trail 1

Concrete culverts (500 tons)

500

8'

60'

26° 57.402' N

80° 03.264' W

PB0130

Palm Beach

01/09/2021

No Shoes Reef 4

13 Concrete modules (8' Goliath-Balls)

65

8'

70'

26° 27.179' N

80° 02.941' W

SR0047

Santa Rosa

01/05/2021

SR27-13

14 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

102

15'

67'

30° 21.333' N

86° 52.457' W

SJ0042

St. Johns

04/19/2021

Andy King Reef

4 Concrete dome-shaped modules

8

4'

65'

29° 52.589' N

81° 09.163' W

SL0080

St. Lucie

09/25/2021

Tug Singleton

Steel tugboat (85' long x 30' tall)

190

30'

155'

27° 24.349' N

80° 01.063' W

SL0079

St. Lucie

01/21/2021

Stan Blum Memorial

Secondary-use Concrete

500

10'

55'

27° 26.052' N

80° 09.687' W

WK0082

Wakulla

06/25/2021

Andy Roach Memorial Reef

11 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

33

8'

27'

29° 57.123' N

84° 04.888' W

WL0051

Walton

02/03/2021

2021 Santa Clara Nearshore

17 concrete modules (Various designs)

70

15'

58'

30° 17.984' N

86° 07.261' W