Shoalhaven News

New artificial reef off the Illawarra

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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!

Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_electric_ray#/media/File:Pacific_Electric_Ray_