CCA applauds Council action to protect Gulf habitat

Anglers have high hopes for debate over value of artificial structure

Posted on February 09, 2012

A motion made at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting last week in Mobile, Alabama, could be the first step to protecting what has been regarded as the largest man-made reef in the world – the vast forest of energy-related structures in the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Bob Shipp’s request to have Council staff clarify the definition of what qualifies as artificial structure could pave the way for rigs and other vital reefs to be classified as Essential Fish Habitat. READ FULL NEWS RELEASE HERE

Issues: Rigs to Reefs