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New Artificial Reef Brings Promise to The Fishing Community

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Construction began yesterday, November 27th, on a new artificial reef in Calcasieu. 12,500 yards of crushed limestone will be spread on the lake bottom that will create 100 acres of artificial oyster reef. It will increase oyster and seafood production says the assistant Secretary for Fisheries Patrick Banks.

Banks also said it will take a few years to have a high functioning reef but will however give the fishermen a new place to fish for now.

The smaller artificial reefs that were made around 1963 seems to have given very good yield and so the government has decided to do the project over again with more money giving for bigger reefs now and in the future.