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How are the reefs? You can help!

We need your help in monitoring and protecting these valuable resources.

At the end of your diving or fishing trip please complete a short reef survey. You can also send us pictures and video through the reef comment form (click here). This important information helps us maintain an accurate list of our public reefs, their current condition, and location. We are here to help too! Please call us at 850-784-6105.


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This is a “live” map of over 240 artificial reef deployments in Bay County

To view information on a reef click on a pin where there’s also a weblink for each reef with it’s own page. Green pins are existing reefs and orange pins are the latest reef deployments with verified coordinates.

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To see a summary of current reef sites sorted by bearing. Click here!

To see a summary of current reef sites sorted by distance. Click here!

To see a list of Historic Bay County Reef Deployments by DateClick here!

New Reefs for Bay County 

The Bay County Commission’s Planning and Zoning Department deployed Bay County’s newest artificial reefs Thursday August 9, 2012. The $60,000 reef project is funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Program and is the result of collaboration between Bay County, FWC and the University of Florida Sea Grant program. To see pictures and a learn more about the deployment click here.

New Bay County Reef Modules. This is 1 of 40 deployed. Three different unit designs were used. Click Picture to see other photos and video. Copyright Florida Fish and Wildlife 2012 – Photo Courtesy or Bill Horn

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