FWC News Release
Contact: Lee Schlesinger (850) 487-0554
Offshore anglers and divers in the Escambia County area now have more places to fish in Gulf of Mexico waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published the coordinates of nine additional public artificial reef sites in an area known as the Escambia East Large Area Artificial Reef Site.
These sites were constructed of concrete and steel in 2003 and provide excellent habitat for lots of marine species valued by saltwater anglers and divers. They are about 19 nautical miles south-southeast of Pensacola Pass in water depths between 84 and 113 feet.
Saltwater fishing license sales provided funding to build these new sites.
A list of the nine Escambia artificial reef sites, including differential Global Positioning System coordinates and descriptions of each site, is available online at MyFWC.com/marine/ar/NewEscambiaReefs.html
More information on Florida’s artificial reefs, including a complete list of the locations of all public artificial reef sites in Florida, is available online at MyFWC.com/marine/ar/index.asp