Artificial Reef

Offshore Reefs

Offshore Reef
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in conjunction with Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks has 15 permitted offshore reef sites. The sites combined cover approximately 16,000 acres, with sites ranging from 3 to 10,000 acres. The sites located north of the barrier islands consist of concrete rubble while the sites located south of the barrier islands consist of concrete culverts, steel hull vessels, and "Florida Limestone" artificial reef pyramids.

In 2007, the MSDMR received federal funds from the Emergency Disaster Recovery Program (EDRP). The funds from EDRP will be used in a 5 year restoration project for both inshore & offshore artificial reef sites and will be used to speed up the recovery progress from the damage that Hurricane Katrina caused to Mississippi's artificial reef habitat.

Map of Offshore Reefs download links (click to view or right-click to download):

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