Inshore Artificial Reefs
Using funds from the fee increase in the Saltwater Recreational Fishing License, the DNR is expanding the reef program to inshore and intertidal waters in order to provide inshore fishermen with better fishing opportunities along the coast.
"The program would not be possible without funding and support from the Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program. These funds ultimately come from recreational fishermen who purchase a saltwater fishing license each year," said John Miglarese, DNR's Deputy Director for the Marine Resources Division. "There will be an increased focus over the next two years on the creation of inshore artificial reefs that are easily accessible by small boat anglers."
The thumbnailed pictures below link to a design layout of the first proposed artificial inshore reef located near Georgetown, SC.
To learn more about artificial reefs in South Carolina check out our "Sea Science" Artificial Reef publication.