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A large pink snapper swims near an artificial reef pylon

Once established, the Esperance Artificial Reef will provide new habitat for a range of fish species and offer a safe and accessible area for local fishing.

Monday 2 July 2018

Community spirit helps build reef modules for new fishing mecca

​Work has begun on the new Esperance artificial reef with volunteers from the Esperance Fishing Club helping to pour concrete for the 128 modules that will make up the structure.

The construction was overseen by WA artificial reef specialists, Subcon.

The modules are currently stacked at the Bandy Creek slipway awaiting planned deployment in August and September this year.

The network of reef modules, in varying shapes and sizes, will create more than 11,400 square metres of fish habitat stretching over an undersea area equivalent to five Olympic-sized swimming pools.

More than half of the funding for the new artificial reef has come from recreational fishing licence fees, through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund, with additional funding from the Regional Grants Scheme

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