Guide to South Carolina marine artificial reefs

Authors
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Keywords
Artificial reefs--South Carolina , Saltwater fishing--South Carolina
Abstract
The Marine Resources Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources currently manages 45 manmade fishing reefs in estuarine and offshore waters of South Carolina. These reef sites are constructed from a variety of durable materials including specially designed concrete and steel structures, ships and tugboats, barges, even army tanks and subway cars. When durable materials such as these are placed in the marine environment their surfaces are rapidly colonized, and eventually completely covered, by a wide variety of sessile organisms including algae, barnacles, corals, sponges, hydroids, bryozoans, and marine worms. In time, these organisms become the foundation of the reef community and the base of the food web which is critical to later fishing success.
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2023-03-09
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Document
Item Language
English
Publisher
South Carolina State Library
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South Carolina State Documents Depository
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Copyright status determined to be in the public domain on April 27, 2020 by United States Supreme Court ruling (Georgia et al., Petitioners v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. : 590 U.S.__(2020))
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