The Artificial Reef Program of DMR is responsible for artificial reef development in Mississippi’s marine waters and adjacent federal waters. Since the establishment of the Artificial Reef Program, 67 inshore reefs, 15 offshore reefs, and 8 rigs to reef sites have been created to enhance and support important marine species. AR-main-1

In addition to artificial reef development, the Artificial Reef Program utilizes side scan sonar for detecting objects on the seafloor, assists with juvenile fish releases, as well as many other projects. For questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Artificial Reef Bureau.

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Inshore Reefs Offshore Reefs
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Rigs to Reef History