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One of the underwater modules forming Bunbury’s artificial reef

​Artificial reefs are a popular option for offshore fishing. Photo courtesy Recfishwest.

Monday 30 July 2018

Public consultation to begin on new artificial reef for Perth's north

​Recreational fishers and community members in Perth’s northern suburbs are being asked for their views on the location for Perth’s new artificial reef.

Consultation on the Northern Artificial Reef Project, which will deliver the seventh purpose-built artificial reef in WA, will start on 1 August 2018.

The first stage, which will run throughout August, will include information nights at various fishing clubs to explain how artificial reef designs work and to seek feedback.

In September, the consultation will look at the community’s preferred location for the reef and will incorporate online surveys and voting through a range of social media platforms.

Funding for the $1 million reef will come from recreational fishing licence fees that are invested back into recreational fishing through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund.

Details about the public consultation are available at Recfishwest.

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