Virginia Artificial Reef Book

Old 12-18-2018, 03:24 PM
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Thumbs up Virginia Artificial Reef Book

Virginia has an Artificial Reef Program but has been neglected due to no or low funding by the state. Many of our reefs are sinking into the seafloor bottom and need periodic maintenance with new material in order to keep and attract fish. VSSA is embarking with a program to raise funds with the specific intent to keep the program going by adding new material over time in order to maintain an adequate habitat for our fishery. Here is our program to accomplish this:
  1. Establish a committee of volunteers to help manage this program.
  2. Raise funds through donations and sales.
  3. Work with state and federal agencies to add materials to existing reefs and create new reefs.
  4. Promote recreational fishing through this reef program.
  5. Leverage construction contracts for contractors to donate materials to be placed on reefs rather than dispose of items like concrete, piping, and any material suitable for reefs.

VSSA is please to offer our new Artificial Reef Guide that is now available for purchase for $50. To purchase this book, follow the link below.

Virginia Saltwater Sportfishing Association

This 20 page full color book provides detailed images and highly accurate GPS locations to the artificial reefs in Virginia. Each page shows the image scans of the reef itself plus GPS locations in lat/long format so you can go directly to the structure shown in the book. This book is only available in print form. All proceeds for this book will go towards new reef material to enhance the Virginia Artificial Reef Program. This product is sponsored by the Virginia Saltwater Sportfishing Association (VSSA). By purchasing this book for $50, you can join VSSA for one year. VSSA membership is currently $25 per year but by purchasing this book you will receive a one year membership/one year renewal at no additional cost. Current members may renew their membership by purchasing this book as well. To receive your free one year VSSA membership, just send a copy of your purchase receipt to:

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The following reefs are included with detailed scans and waypoint GPS locations:
  • Asphalt Reef
  • Back River Reef
  • Blackfish Banks
  • Cabbage Patch Reef
  • Cherrystone Reef
  • East Oceanview Reef
  • Nassawadox Reef
  • Nundua Puncoteague Reef
  • Newport News Reef
  • Northern Neck Reef
  • Occonhannock Reef
  • Parramore Reef Subway Cars
  • Tower Reef
  • Triangle Reef
  • Wachapreague Reef
  • Windmill Point Reef

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Old 12-24-2018, 10:22 AM
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Bump this thread, this is really an important project for anyone who fishes in Virginia.
Old 12-30-2018, 09:58 PM
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I relisted because I didn't see this at the bottom of the page.
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Originally Posted by heycharlie View Post
Me too....
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BTT because it matters
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This needs to be at the top and gain some interest
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Is VSSA still looking for volunteers for Restarting the Reef Program? Joined VSSA back in March and would like to know how I can get more involved with helping restart the Reef Program. I recently talked with VMRC and they have plans on replenishing some of the lower bay reefs as well as Tower and Triangle Reefs in the near future.
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My copy arrived today. Thank you!
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Great stuff for a great cause!

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