With the details not yet fully revealed, the jury remains out for the recreational-fishing community as to whether it may prove a great plus for the resource and the sport, or whether it may negatively impact both fishery productivity and result in unnecessary restrictions to public access.
CCA NC President Bert Owens said that he was tremendously grateful for the Court’s ruling but also disappointed by the State’s position in response to the lawsuit.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission voted to temporarily prohibit oyster harvesting for two years from 199 acres of restored oyster reefs in Galveston and Matagorda Bays.
The Chapter has embarked on an effort to document the rewards both artificial reefs and scientific research are providing to the marine resources and the recreational anglers of South Carolina.
The new oyster reefs will help to keep our waters clean, provide great habitat, and provide great fishing destinations for anglers.
This bill will help provide opportunities for retired naval vessels to be considered for artificial reefs, which would boost the marine environment and provide recreational fishing opportunities.