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700 Reef Balls Slated For Deployment on the Townsends Inlet Reef

Seven hundred reef balls have been constructed at Southern State Correctional Facility at Delmont and are ready for deployment on August 17, 2006 (POSTPONED - DEPLOYED ON AUGUST 23), at the Townsends Inlet Reef Site located 3.8 miles southeast of Townsends Inlet, as part of the division's Artificial Reef Program. The reef balls will soon be homes for more than 150 species of fish and marine life.

Constructing an artificial reef ball
Reef Ball Construction at Delmont State Correctional Facility

Reef ball deployment
Reef Ball Deployment

The 700 reef balls will be deployed at the inshore drift-fishing portion of the reef. The deployment date is subject to weather and sea conditions. For further information on this deployment contact Hugh Carberry at 609-748-2022.

For information on past and planned deployments see the Artificial Reef Deployments page.

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Last Updated: August 24, 2006