Local member supports push for Eurobodalla artificial reefs

The Subcon Pelagic Tower Reef measures 12.5 meters high (four storeys high), 10 meters long, 7.8 meters wide and weighs an impressive 70 tons.

The Subcon Pelagic Tower Reef measures 12.5 meters high (four storeys high), 10 meters long, 7.8 meters wide and weighs an impressive 70 tons.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance is asking the community to show support for construction and funding of artificial reefs for Eurobodalla.

Eurobodalla Recreational Fishing Action Group founder Adam Martin holds up a diagram of one of the artificial reefs he would like to see placed off the local coast.

Eurobodalla Recreational Fishing Action Group founder Adam Martin holds up a diagram of one of the artificial reefs he would like to see placed off the local coast.

Mr Constance said the Eurobodalla Recreational Fishing Action Group (ERFAG) has prepared a submission to support a new Offshore Artificial Reef to be situated off the coast of the Eurobodalla between Batemans Bay and Moruya.

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“The reef would be designed specifically to attract up to 50 different species of fish providing a long term sustainable boost to the local habitats,” he said.

“They are constructed from a series of steel or concrete modules, which are non-polluting, have a minimum design-life of 30 years and can withstand 1-in 100-year storm event.

“I want to see this happen for our region, so I am calling on the community to get behind this petition and support ERFAG in their endeavour to future proof our recreational fishing.

“Adam Martin, president of the Tomakin Fishing Club has been the driving force behind this proposal and I am pleased to be supporting his push for this amazing piece of infrastructure.

“By digitally signing the petition, it will allow me to submit the results to the Honourable Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries to support an application for funding.”

You can complete the petition by clicking on the following link https://goo.gl/forms/xP25Nh6PQsUARnyl1

“This is a simple petition, that will help highlight the importance of recreation fishing to our region and I urge everyone to take just two minutes to complete it and help get the message out there prior to June 19.”

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