Earlier this year Adam Martin and Max Castle, members of the Eurobodalla Recreational Fishing Action Group, sought State government support for the placement of two large artificial reefs off the shire’s coast. Andrew Constance, Member for Bega asked the community to show support for construction and funding of an artificial reef for Eurobodalla by digitally signing a petition and for those unable, to complete a petition form. The online petition achieved excellent results with over 1100 names in support of the artificial reefs. Today Andrew Constance presented the petition to the Hon. Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries to assist in consideration for funding.
The Eurobodalla Recreational Fishing Action Group (ERFAG) prepared a submission to support a new Offshore Artificial Reef to be situated off the coast of the Eurobodalla between Batemans Bay and Moruya.
The submission indicated that a reef would be designed specifically to attract up to 50 different species of fish providing a long term sustainable boost to the local habitats. The reefs are constructed from a series of steel or concrete modules, which are non-polluting, have a minimum design-life of 30 years and can withstand 1-in 100-year storm event.