39-37.978 N x 74-00.798 WDo you have the coordinate for this reef yet?
Give it 6 months to develop.
Friday, March 10, 2023, was a major milestone for our Junior Mates Artificial Reef Project.
With support from the Sportfishing fund, 18 reef balls were deployed on The Garden State North reef.
GSN is the last of the four reefs off Long Beach Island for us to add material.
Our stated goal is to repopulate the four reefs off LBI and we are well on the way.
But this isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning of our multigenerational project to build marine habitat so that our Junior mates and their children will be successfully fishing the reefs when they reach my age.
This latest patch reef will be named the
“New Jersey Maritime Museum” patch reef
In recognition of their many years of support of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association and our Junior Mate program.
What a great way to start off our twentieth year of operation.
These pictures are from our first deployment 1/1412021 on Little Egg Reef.