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Fish like this samson fish gliding past Dunsborough artificial reef are expected to make the new northern metro artificial reef home.

Monday 10 June 2019

Tender released to design and build northern metro artificial reef

The new northern metropolitan artificial reef, to be located offshore from Ocean Reef Marina, has come a step closer with the release of the tender for its design, construction and installation. 

The $1 million Northern Artificial Reef Project will create good recreational fishing and diving opportunities on the metro doorstep with the new reef expected to become home to a range of fish species including samson fish, silver trevally, pink snapper and breaksea cod.

Following extensive consultation through Recfishwest, recreational fishers chose for the reef to be located seven kilometres west of Ocean Reef Marina, making it easily accessible from Hillarys, Ocean Reef and Mindarie marinas.

The reef will be a minimum size of 1,000m3, with the exact reef module layout, size and design to be determined through the tender and relevant approvals process.
The tender opens today (June 10) and closes on July 5, 2019. The reef is expected to be in place by early 2020.
The project is being funded from recreational fishing licence fees that are invested back into recreational fishing through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund.

This will be the seventh purpose-built artificial reef to be installed in Western Australia over the past seven years with reefs already located off Dunsborough, Bunbury, Mandurah, Rottnest Island, Esperance and Exmouth.


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