AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT – Alabama’s Roads to Reefs Aids Anglers – construction of artificial reefs to improve inshore fishing

AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT – Alabama’s Roads to Reefs Aids Anglers – construction of artificial reefs to improve inshore fishing – Brief Article

THE ALABAMA WILDLIFE Federation is working with the state, Mobile County and local conservation groups in funding a program called Roads to Reefs, which uses old concrete from a road-improvement project to construct artificial reefs in Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound.

The goal is to improve inshore fishing for recreational anglers who have small boats or who prefer to fish in protected waters. An added advantage of the project is that the old concrete will be put to beneficial use instead of taking up landfill space.

So far, four of ten planned reefs have been completed. The remaining six will be finished in late summer 2002.

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