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An artificial reef structure being lowered into the ocean from a barge.
​Artificial reefs can provide quality fishing opportunities and help fishers avoid having to travel excessive distances or venture into rough waters.
Tuesday 15 May 2018

New artificial reef coming to Perth's northern suburbs

​A new artificial reef for Perth's north metropolitan waters is one of 11 new recfishing projects worth almost $2 million that will be funded from recreational fishing licence money, through the latest round of the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund (RFIF).

The specific location of the $1 million artificial reef will be decided through consultation with the fishing community and other stakeholders.

The announcement comes five years after the deployment of Western Australia's first ever artificial reef for fishing in Bunbury.

Once in the water, the northern metropolitan reef will become WA's seventh purpose-built artificial reef.

Other projects funded through the RFIF will be announced in the coming months.

RFIF receives 25 per cent of recreational fishing licence money, which is invested back into recfishing projects to provide safe, sustainable, accessible and enjoyable recreational fishing experiences in Western Australia.


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