A Word From Our Artificial Reef Committee Chair
Artificial reefs are a big cornerstone of what CCA California is all about.
We are always continuing to fight for building and restoring artificial reefs off of our coast, but there’s quite a bit of work to do in the Golden State.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has currently halted any progress on building artificial reefs off of our coast for now. However, there is still work to be done!
CCA California has been asked to collaborate on and distribute a pilot artificial reef survey to our member anglers.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is in the preliminary stages of planning an approach to developing a statewide artificial reef management plan. A baseline assessment on existing artificial reefs has been identified as a primary data need to inform what the physical parameters are, what the biological composition is of those reefs, and how the reefs are being utilized by the public.
The Artificial Reef Survey is intended for people who visit artificial reefs and will capture site-specific information about both their non-consumptive (e.g., recreational diving) and consumptive (e.g., fishing) activities. This survey will compliment other statewide surveys that collect broader recreational fishing information used in fisheries management.
To be a part of this survey, please click here.