High profile material
Two 70 foot cleaned steel vessels
Mid profile material
3000 tons of large concrete:
76 ten foot box culverts
42 five foot round culverts
90 8’ long highway dividers
1500 tons concrete rip rap
47 eight foot tall reefing pyramids
Low profile (nursery) material
600 tons of concrete roof tiles
67,000 cinder blocks
The concrete was deployed to make reef patches with all sizes of material: complex reef patches always have more fish than simple ones. The patches are strung out in lines and grids to make trolling trails and spots to drift for snapper.
The nursery consists of 240 patches of cinderblocks and concrete roof tiles to provide habitat for age 0 to age 2 yr. old snapper. The patches are low and spread out, because when the little snapper swims over to the big reef the big fish eat them. Big Gulf reefs are not like coral reefs with millions of little fish hovering around so we are building low profile cover for the little fish, because we can grow lots more fish than we can attract.
SEE THE MAP FOR HOW AND WHERE TO FISH RGV REEF. IT WAS LAID OUT BYFISHERMEN, SO IT”S EASY TO FISH WELL