Shoalhaven News

New artificial reef off the Illawarra


Two 12 metre steel structures have been placed in the ocean off Perkins Beach to provide a new habitat for many species of fish.

The Department of Primary Industries worked over two days to put the structures in place.

They were towed by a tug, flooded and dropped more than 30 metres to the seafloor.

It is hoped the artificial reef will provide a home for many different species including snapper, silver trevally, mulloway, blue mackerel and yellowtail kingfish.

It's also expected to attract fisherfolk from all over, looking to add to their catch!

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