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new artificial reefs

Post  GRAHAME on Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:32 pm

the following post was made by a member of Ausfish today......

From the Courier Mail web site today at least they are sarting to spend the money and as it says the guys and gals in the smaller boats will be able to access them.

Sites revealed for artificial reefs - west of Peel Island and east of Coochiemudlo

•From: AAP
•October 03, 2010 2:02PM
THE locations of Moreton Bay's final two artificial reefs for anglers have been decided.
Six artificial reefs are being sunk around Moreton Bay to accommodate fishing areas lost to the newly-implemented Green Zones.
The state government on Sunday announced the final two locations for the six reefs - west of Peel Island and to the east of Coochiemudlo Island.
The Peel Island site covers about 50 hectares, and the Coochiemudlo site 15 hectares.
Acting Premier Paul Lucas said the reefs would be made up of large concrete reef balls, similar in shape to practice golf balls.
``These two sites are well within the reach of 'mum and dad' fishers in small boats, with at least 10 public boat ramps located within 10km of each site,'' he said.
``With the creation of these artificial reefs, we're ensuring that Moreton Bay remains a great place to wet a line, while still protecting the unique natural values of the marine park.
Sustainability Minister Kate Jones said the two new reefs were in addition to the recently completed Harry Atkinson Reef east of St Helena Island.
``Work is also underway on the design and construction of a further three reefs in offshore waters off Bribie Island, Moreton Island and South Stradbroke Island,'' she said.
``These final two sites ensure a good balance across the six artificial reefs to provide a range of new fishing experiences for offshore game fishers, spear fishers and inshore anglers, from the Gold Coast to Bribie Island.''
The six reefs, which will all be completed by mid-2011, will fulfill a $2 million election commitment from the Bligh government.


this is interesting news to those of us who fish from boats. the areas are already very productive squidding areas and with the addition of the reefs it may produce some good deep water jigging as well. they probably will not produce much in the first year, but the following year (2012) should be worth a look.

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Post  Cactuar on Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:36 pm

yeah definately a looky looky once the area settles
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