Reef Fishing

Ready for Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop Feb 22

Researchers from University of West Florida recently estimated the value of Artificial Reefs to Florida’s coastal economy. Bay County artificial reefs provide 49.02 million dollars annually in personal income to local residents.  Bay County ranks 8th in the state of Florida with 1,936 fishing and diving jobs. This important economic study gives updated guidance and …

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Bay County Deploys First Super Reefs in Panama City Beach

Earlier this year, Bay County completed an artificial reef deployment in Gulf waters approximately 3 nautical miles (nm) south of the Panama City Beach Pier (Pier Park) and 11 nm west of St Andrew Bay Pass in Small Area Artificial Reef Site D (SAARS D). On May 14, five …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/seagrant/2016/08/14/bay-county-deploys-first-super-reefs-in-panama-city-beach/